Industrial peace prevails at Swinburne University, with management and the National Tertiary Education Union jointly recommending staff approve a new enterprise agreement. The deal was done in a couple of months (CMM September 26), contrasting with the last bargaining round adopted after an age of acrimony.
Staff will receive 2 per cent annual pay rises from next year to 2021 plus a $1200 payment in March and there are superannuation improvements for all fixed-term staff. The gains come at no apparent cost to conditions. Overall the agreement is in-line with deals done at universities across the country.