Staff at the University of Canberra have decisively rejected management’s proposed enterprise agreement. With 59 per cent of staff voting just under three-quarters voted against the deal.
This is a big win for the campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union, which campaigned against the offer and a set-back for management as it returns to the bargaining table.
In a message to staff yesterday Vice Chancellor Deep Saini stated the current agreement, “continues to be operational until it is replaced, varied or terminated” and that the 1.9 per cent pay-rise due in January will be paid. Professor Saini adds bargaining will resume, “as soon as feasible in the new year. UoC observers say it will continue until there is a deal.