An enterprise agreement looks close at the University of Canberra, with a draft agreement on the staff website
The campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union is said to be especially interested in feedback on the controversial assistant professor scheme (now being reviewed) and on workloads. However, the union is said to look favourably on proposals for professional development, including a base entitlement for professional and academic staff. Bargaining watchers say management is hopeful of an imminent offer that it and the union bth recommend.
This is a big change from November, when management put an offer to the university community, which the union opposed. Some 59 per cent of eligible staff turned-out, with just under three-quarters of them voting no, (CMM November 13).