Enterprise Bargaining negotiations continue at University of Newcastle

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

The University of Newcastle completed its second week of enterprise bargaining negotiations with the NTEU and CPSU today.

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The University of Newcastle completed its second week of enterprise bargaining negotiations with the NTEU and CPSU today.

The new enterprise agreements will be the centerpiece of the University’s employment framework in a post pandemic environment.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Kent Anderson said, “By understanding where we are, particularly as we come out of a once in a lifetime disruption, we can better plan for our future and can collaborate better to draft modern agreements that enable greater adaptability and flexibility to respond to challenges and changes impacting our institution”.

The University also wants the new agreements to reflect equity for all staff. This will be achieved by promoting initiatives that support the achievement of the University’s fairness, diversity and inclusion goals.

The University is committed to ensuring all staff are engaged and have a say in the development of its new enterprise agreements. Professor Anderson explains, “We have dedicated feedback channels available to staff, including the ability to provide feedback anonymously, and have committed to providing staff with frequent and transparent updates throughout the enterprise bargaining cycle”.

Negotiations for the new agreements will continue to run over the upcoming months. The current agreements both nominally expire on 30 September 2021 but will continue in force until they are replaced.


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