James Cook U staff have agreed to defer a pay rise as part of management’s COVID-19 savings plan
But there could be a problem with the drafting of the Enterprise Agreement Variation staff accepted. (CMM September 28).
The National Tertiary Education Union suggests that as written the deferred payrise would not need to be paid at all.
It’s an issue the Fair Work Commission, which has to approve the EAV, wants to consider. Commissioner Johns has told JCU to “file and serve evidence.”
There is a directions hearing this morning.