QUT has put a 2 per cent per annum pay rise on the table in negotiations for a new three-year enterprise agreement. This is on top of the 1.5 per cent administrative pay rise last December and the 2 per cent, to be paid before year’s end (CMM October 26).
However, the National Tertiary Education Union is not thrilled, saying, “the low administrative rise last year – a rise already overtaken by inflation,” means the real offer is 1.9 per cent. The union also signals outstanding issues, including, job security, targets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, change management and discipline procedures.
However even though the union will put in place a ban on “unsocial hours” from today QUT observers suggest it is starting to look like a deal is nearly done.