Monday, 29 June 2020

CPSU NSW meeting

Dear members,

We will be holding an urgent members’ Zoom meeting today, 29 June at 12:30pm to discuss the university’s new proposal to address the financial crisis effecting SCU as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following intense lobbying by your CPSU NSW representatives, the university has tabled the following:

The university proposes:

  1. Foregoing the scheduled 2020 EA salary increase of 1.4 per cent; and
  2. Deferring the scheduled 2021 EA increase until the same time in 2022 (a 12-month delay), and increasing the 1.4 per cent component to 1.8 per cent.

The university provides additional commitments to the following:

  1. If the university achieves a surplus above a break-even Base Operating Result for the year ending 31 December 2021 (as reported to Council), the University will, after discussion with the JCF, proceed to:
  2. pay a salary increase equivalent to the surplus up to a maximum of 1.4 per cent (based on the cancelled 1.4 per cent in 2020);
  3. If any staff member is subject to a redundancy following a successful all-staff vote (to amend the EA as above), their separation payment will be calculated as if the staff vote had not occurred (i.e. the pre-varied Enterprise Agreement salary rate).
  • The University will continue investigating cost-saving measures and will engage with staff representatives on suggestions/ideas.
  • SCU will not pursue a mandatory “purchased leave scheme” at this time.

We will as always continue to make representations on your behalf to ensure that your interests are protected however we felt it was pertinent to bring this offer to you for consideration. Please join us to discuss this offer in detail and to provide any feedback you may have on the process.

This meeting is for members only. If you know of any non-members who would like to participate in the discussion please encourage them to join the CSPU NSW.

Register for the meeting HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Not a member? JOIN the CPSU NSW today.

Kind regards,
Toni Ledgerwood & Shelley Odewahn