Déjà vu for Western Sydney U in enterprise agreement error

Western Sydney University has been in the Fair Work Commission for the second time over bodgy paperwork in its last enterprise agreement.

The first was back in 2015 when it asked to change a clause so that professors would not get an automatic pay rise instead one at management discretion, as intended. The union agreed that this was the agreement’s intention but sadly for the university, Commissioner McKenna said nothing doing, that the agreement was what it was ( CMM August 20 2015). The university had to go a Commission full bench to get the change made. WSU was back before Commissioner McKenna this week seeking another change, this one to ensure consistent leave loadings under the agreement. Given the fullbench ruling on the previous matter this time she agreed. Her ruling is just ahead of the new agreement.


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