Agreement at Newcastle, a pay rise at Flinders

Enterprise agreement is achieved at the University of Newcastle, with a thundering endorsement of the deal done by management and unions with campus members. Some 94 per cent of the 1110 professional staff voting approved the agreement, with 90 per cent of the 684 academics who turned out voting for it.

Over at Flinders U however, there is a bit still to do before any proposal is put to the people. Vice Chancellor Colin Stirling tells staff that after 17 months of management and National Tertiary Education Union bargaining there are still matters to resolve. But because negotiated pay rises can’t occur in the absence of an agreement the university is providing a 1.7 per cent administrative increase, backdated to July. The last rise under the now expired agreement was in July ’17.


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