University of Queensland makes a pay offer

The University of Queensland has tabled its post MYEFO pay offer, and even with the cuts it is not much different to the deal Griffith U put to staff before Christmas. UoQ offers 1.5 per cent in signing followed by $1500 in year two, 1.6 per cent in year three and $2000 in year four.

This compares to Griffith management’s offer of $1350 or a 1.5 per cent increase to base pay, whichever is greater, on staff approving a new enterprise agreement. This would be followed by a 1.6 per cent rise in May 2019, a further $1350/1.5 per cent in June 2020 and 1.7 per cent in June 2021. They are on top of the 1.5 per cent administrative rise last May ( CMM December 15).

In December UoQ provost Aidan Byrne told staff the university was waiting on MYEFO to see what it would be able to pay. Yesterday he said, “the university has taken into account the adverse impact of the $2.2 billion funding cuts to universities announced in December 2017,” – which leaves CMM wondering what the cuts have cost UoQ workers.


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