CPSU NSW members at Charles Sturt University have narrowly voted in favour of the university’s enterprise agreement offer by a margin of 53 per cent for to 47 per cent against.
“There’s no doubt CSU’s offer is controversial, which is understandable, and that’s reflected in the outcome,” said CPSU NSW Senior Industrial Officer, Thane Pearce.
“We respect that some of our members are deeply opposed to the package, particularly in relation to the salaries.
“However, we’re a democratic union and we’ll advise CSU that their offer has our support pending a review of the final paper work.”
Key features of the CSU offer include:
Year 1 – a salary uplift of $500 across all classification and hierarchal levels, plus a two per cent salary increase
Year 2 – a 1.8 per cent salary increase
Year 3 – a 1.8 per cent salary increase
Year 4 – a salary uplift of $500 across all classification and hierarchal levels, plus a 2.1 per cent salary increase
In addition, please note the following new aspects of the salary offer (subject to staff voting in favour of the new EA):
Half of the salary increase for Year 1 will be backdated to commence from 1 January 2018; the other half of the Year 1 increase will be payable from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 September 2018.
The pay increases in the subsequent years will also be payable from September, thus bringing the payments forward by four months from the previous payment month of December.
The two $500 salary uplift payments in the nominated years will be applied first, so that the percentage increase is then applied to the higher base salary
The end date is 30 September 2021.
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