This KYR applies to the CSA Collective Agreement 2008 - 2011
Who can work part time?
New employees who are recruited by CSA on a part time basis; existing
time employees may request access to part time work; and employees
from maternity and/or up to 12 months parental leave will have access to
time work until the child reaches five years of age.
Is there a criteria to obtain a Part Time Work Agreements (PTWA)?
No, there is no set criteria to obtain access to a PTWA Your agreement
that “a reasonable request by an employee to access regular part time
renew a current Part Time Work Agreement, that balances the employee’s
needs with operational requirements will be approved by the GM”. s.186
How long does a PTWA last for?
A specified period by agreement between you and CSA, of no more than 12
Can CSA change my current PTWAs?
No, existing PTWAs can only be varied by agreement between the GM (or
delegate) and you. If you are approached by a manager to change the
your PTWA, you should request a formal meeting for the discussion and
have a support person present with you, preferably a CPSU delegate. If
like to change the detail of your PTWA, the process for this is the same
renegotiating an expired or expiring PTWA.
I need to renegotiate my expired or expiring Part Time Work
You must be notified at least 28 days before the expiry of your PTWA.
Schedule a meeting with your manager and arrange to have your CPSU
delegate or a
support personal present. At this point you should discuss any changed
operational requirements or proposed changes to hours of work. It is
that the continuation of the current PTWA shall be approved unless
circumstances have demonstrably changed. If agreement cannot be reached
this process, the GM and the employee may agree to extend the PTWA for a
period to enable you to arrange your personal circumstances in line with
What if I disagree with a decision made by CSA?
All employees have the right to either initiate a review of action if
disagree with the decision made about your employment, or initiate a
you believe CSA decision breaches our Collective Agreement. If you
a management decision in relation to part time work, you should contact
CPSU delegate or the CPSU Member Service Centre on 1300 137 636
advice and support.