They do things quietly there
Management and campus unions are close to signing off on a new enterprise agreement at Federation U. A draft approved by National Tertiary Education Union negotiators is said to be close to ready for members to consider. If members of campus unions approve it the proposal will go to an all-staff vote. Under previous vice chancellor, David Battersby unions and management negotiated quietly on the basis of shared interest in shoring up the university’s sometimes fragile finances. It seems that cooperative approach continues under successor Helen Bartlett.
The proposed pay rise is largely in-line with other universities, being a $1750 increase in annual pay on signing plus a flat $250 payment, followed by a 1.8 per cent rise in May 2020, 1.9 per cent in May 2021 and 1.3 per cent in December 2021.