A deal done at Uni Canberra

Staff have approved an enterprise agreement

There is an enterprise agreement at the University of Canberra, with 77 per cent of staff voting approving the deal jointly proposed by management and campus unions. Just on half of eligible voters turned out.

This ends a long and often unhappy negotiation, that a quarter of the poll were opposed, demonstrates the after-effects of disputes on a range of issues, notably workloads and including the not universally popular assistant professor scheme, now subject to a review (CMM January 14). In November management offered staff a deal without union agreement, which did not win workforce confidence – it went down three to one with 59 per cent of staff voting (CMM November 13 2018).


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