RMIT University Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2014

24. Introduction of major change


The University will notify and consult the affected employees and the NTEU in making a decision to introduce major changes in the University's production, program, organisation, structure or technology that are likely to have significant effects on employees. This notification and consultation will occur as soon as practicable and prior to a final decision being made.


For the purposes of this clause, 'significant effects' includes: termination of employment; major changes in the composition, operation or size of the University's workforce or in the skills required; any new outsourcing proposals involving work that is currently and actually undertaken by RMIT staff; elimination or diminution of job opportunities or job tenure; alteration of hours of work; the need for retraining or transfer of employees to other work or locations and the restructuring of jobs.


The University will discuss the changes being considered, the effects the changes are likely to have on employees and will give prompt consideration to matters raised by the employees and the NTEU in relation to the changes, consistent with clause 23.


For the purposes of such discussions, the University will provide in writing to the employees concerned and the NTEU, all relevant material and information about the changes including the nature of the changes proposed; the expected effects of the changes on employees including the impact of workload changes; strategies for maintaining sustainable workloads and any other matters likely to affect employees, provided that the University will not be required to disclose confidential information, the disclosure of which would be inimical to the University's interests.

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