La Trobe University proposes paying all staff annual bonuses if the university’s student satisfaction rating improves during the duration of the next enterprise agreement (CMM Friday). But the union is not having a bar of it, “we do not accept conditional payments,” National Tertiary Education Union Victorian state secretary Colin Long says.
Otherwise LTU observers say negotiations are going ok, although the union would like to see the 0.3 per cent over three years now tied to student satisfaction added to the pay rise on offer. The standout issue to settle is the union push to extend 17 per cent superannuation to fixed-term staff. Word is the NTEU bargaining team thinks a super hike for casuals is a claim too far but is keen to see fixed termers get the same super as continuing employees