Curtin U management goes it alone on savings vote

Staff vote next week

The university asks staff to forego the next enterprise agreement pay rise, 2 per cent, due in June, (CMM September 2) but it has not lined-up union support and the proposal will be opposed by the campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union. Strongly opposed, word is a member meeting yesterday was all but unanimous in opposition

On the evidence of votes to vary EAs around the country so far, this makes it tough for management to win. ANU is the only university where management has won a staff vote for savings the campus branch of the union opposed – and that was a near-run thing (CMM June 25).