Nov 30, 2017

Stalemate: CSU bargaining falters over conditions claims and end date

Stalemate – CSU bargaining falters over conditions claims and end date – December 2017 (PDF version)

Bargaining at Charles Sturt University has failed to progress despite efforts to address differences over academic workloads, academic casual conversion, indigenous employment, redeployment and the expiry date of any future enterprise agreement.

The parties met again for a full day bargaining session on Monday, 27 November but were unable to substantially progress discussions on key stumbling blocks. CSU indicated the university may put an offer directly to staff without the endorsement of all bargaining representatives.

In light of the distance between the university and academic union representatives in relation to those outstanding matters, the CPSU NSW has urged the Vice Chancellor to pay an immediate administrative increase in salaries as any settlement appears unlikely prior to at least February 2018.

The last union-won increase was paid by the university prior to Christmas in 2016.

The parties are scheduled to meet again on 8 December 2017.

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

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