Charles Sturt U is offering staff an industry-standard enterprise agreement, with a 9 per cent pay rise over the agreement’s life, on pay-rates applying at the beginning of last year. Staff on fixed term contracts up to 12 months also have a win, with their superannuation increasing from the government required rate of 9.5 per cent to the university-system standard 17 per cent for continuing employees, which also applies to CSU contracts longer than a year.
As for casual staff, they get an undertaking that if the Commonwealth specified superannuation rate increases they are “guaranteed” to get it. Whacko! Sure CSU would have no choice but to pay any legislated super rise but it’s nice to know CSU will do it with a good grace.