The University of Adelaide is briefing staff on the pay deal reached with the National Tertiary Education Union. The university is offering $2000 cash next March, followed by a 1.5 per cent pay rise in March 2019, a further 1.5 per cent plus $400 in cash in 2020 and 1.5 per cent more pay in March 2021. A close observer of enterprise bargaining calculates the offer translates to an annual pay rise of 1.5 per cent pa across the agreement for a level E professor and 1.9 per cent for a staffer on $80 000. This combination of cash payments and permanent pay-rises is popping up in agreements across the country.
The university-union joint recommendation to accept the offer is subject to a workforce vote