45 Redundancy

  1. Academic and ELC Teaching Staff Collective Agreement 2014–2017
    1. Redundancy occurs when the University decides it no longer wishes the job the employee has been doing (or substantially similar job) to be done by anyone and this is not due to the ordinary and customary turnover of labour.
    2. An employee will not be disadvantaged as a result of being made redundant in accepting future employment at the University at any point through an open and competitive merit selection process.
    3. Retrenchment Pay

    4. The minimum value of the voluntary separation/retrenchment package will be no less than two (2) weeks for every completed year of continuous service (part time service will be calculated on a pro rata basis).
    5. Where an employee is 45 years of age or older and has completed two (2) years continuous service with the University the employee will be entitled to an additional four (4) weeks pay.
    6. The maximum retrenchment package payable under sub clauses 45.3 and 45.4   will be no more than 52 weeks.
    7. An employee will receive redundancy payments as per clause 45 or the redundancy pay due under the National Employment Standard, whichever is the greater.
    8. Notice Period

    9. An employee who is retrenched will be entitled to twenty six (26) weeks payment in lieu of notice in addition to the retrenchment payment.
    10. Letter of Certification — An employee who is the occupant of a position deemed to be surplus to the requirements of the University may request an official letter from the University certifying that this is the case.
    11. Academic Expenses

    12. Any reasonable costs and charges as determined by the Vice-Chancellor associated with a programme of retraining as an agreed measure to mitigate the effects if an employee’s position being surplus will be reimbursed to the employee.
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