Staff approve a joint uni-union proposal
Enterprise bargaining for QUT academics is over, with staff voting 523 in favour of the new agreement and 31 agin. And this was an informed electorate, just 16 per cent of eligible staff went to the polls. The proposal was supported both by the university and the National Tertiary Education Union and terms and conditions are broadly in-line with other outcomes in the present negotiating round –
It ends a grown-up negotiation, neither management nor union did the other any favours but it always appeared civil, certainly in contrast to the nupathons at other universities.