Management wants to know what staff will accept
Uni Newcastle wants to delay pay rises due this September and in 2021, to address revenue losses. Management says there is in-principle agreement with campus unions on reducing leave balances and early retirement (CMM July 30).
The university has set a Monday deadline for a decision by unions onaccepting the pay rise deferrals, which would be influential with other staff. Deferring a pay-rise requires an all-staff vote to vary the university enterprise agreement. If this is to happen time is tight to get a ballot organised.
The campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union has called an all-staff meeting for tomorrow. Uni Newcastle observers suggest staff there will want management to provide a number of jobs saved by deferring pay rises.