Tuesday, 24 July 2018

University of Newcastle Enterprise Bargaining update

University of Newcastle Enterprise Bargaining update – July 2018 (PDF version)

Your union met with management on 19 July 2018. Some progress was made and a more conciliatory tone achieved.

There was some movement on a small number of clauses with the University taking on board our concerns in regard to the organisational change process. They will come back with further wording on this clause.

We did discuss the Domestic Violence clause.  The University reaffirmed its commitment to support staff however had not appetite to grant any extra days of leave.

There was a discussion around staff on research funding and we will send out a separate communication in regard to this.

Management are re-wording the Staff Development clause which should provide greater clarity. They will come back on this.

Management have finally agreed to table their Redundancy clause which will be on the agenda for the meeting on 1 August.

We have clarified with management that our main aim is to keep our current entitlements and protections already enshrined in the Enterprise Agreement.

At the end of the negotiation you will be asked to vote on the package and we want that to be an informed and deliberate vote by staff whose working lives are covered by the Agreement.

Ask your colleagues to stand with you by joining CPSU NSW today.

UoN Professional Staff representatives

Sue Freeman

Lyn Keily

Stephen Hopkins

CPSU NSW staff

Phoebe Dangerfield

Please note:
CPSU NSW members are also members of the Public Service Association of NSW. The PSA is the Associated Body for, and resources and manages, the CPSU NSW.