Management at Charles Sturt U yesterday reported a split in the union united front on enterprise bargaining. The National Tertiary Education Union advised management of a planned two hour stop-work. However, HR chief Adam Brown told colleagues the other two unions with members on campus were not participating.
That the NTEU is signalling it is game to go it alone intrigues CSU observers. It seems to show the union is not bothered by management promoting its promised pay rise direct to staff. The NTEU says this is no basis for a bargain and important issues are outstanding. But in 2013 when the NTEU and the other unions split over bargaining staff backed a management offer.