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28. Introduction of organisational change

28.1 The University acknowledges that sound management of substantial organisational change requires the involvement of all employees who will be directly affected by the change. After making an initial decision to propose organisational change, the University will consult with all impacted employees as soon as practicable.

28.2 Where one (1) position is directly impacted by substantial organisational change, the University will consult directly with the impacted employee and, where requested, their Nominated Representative. Where, after direct consultation, the impacted employee acknowledges that their position is no longer required, the University will comply with Clause 30 Redundancy. Outcomes of the consultation process will be communicated to the Staff Consultative Committee and will include, but is not limited to, the implementation of the change as it relates to work, conditions and the impact on the employee’s team (where appropriate).

28.3 Where there is more than one (1) position impacted by substantial organisational change, or where the impacted individual referenced in Clause 28.2 is of the view that their position is required, the University will consult in accordance with Clause 28.4.

28.4 In accordance with Clause 28.1, the University will consult directly with impacted employees as soon as practicable after making an initial decision to propose substantial organisational change.  The University will consult directly with the impacted employees and, where the impacted employees request, their Nominated Representative. The University will also consult with the relevant Unions through the Staff Consultative Committee. Consultation will include but is not limited to:

  • the need for change;
  • the proposed substantial organisational change, including any proposal involving the contracting out of work;
  • any review process; and
  • the mechanism for development of the change process.

28.5 If a decision is taken to proceed with substantial organisational change, University management will consult with the impacted employees and, where an employee requests, their Nominated Representative. The University will also consult with the relevant Unions through the Staff Consultative Committee. Consultation will include, but is not limited to, the implementation of the change as it relates to work, conditions and career prospects.

28.6
The University will consider appropriate means of avoiding detrimental outcomes to impacted employees and may enter into an agreement with impacted employees relating to relocation and/or retraining. Where change is likely to lead to a reduction of one (1) or more positions being required by the University, the University will comply with Clause 29 Voluntary Severance and/or Clause 30 Redundancy.