VOTE NO at JCU

Posted on September 5, 2017

Yesterday your employer emailed you to advise they are now putting an end to enterprise negotiations and putting their preferred agreement out to vote. As we communicated with you last week a number of outstanding issues remain unresolved, issues which Management have walked away from. Many of you feel that these outstanding issues whilst seemingly non-consequential to management, are to you and worth our resolve to stay at the table to sort through.

Yesterday your employer emailed you to advise they are now putting an end to enterprise negotiations and putting their preferred agreement out to vote. As we communicated with you last week a number of outstanding issues remain unresolved, issues which Management have walked away from. Many of you feel that these outstanding issues whilst seemingly non-consequential to management, are to you and worth our resolve to stay at the table to sort through.

Instead JCU Management are adamant they will not change their minds and are comfortable in offering:

  • an extremely low wages offer over 5 years duration;
  • comfortable in removing paid time off over the Christmas Closure period forcing staff to access other forms of accrued leave if not required to work; and
  • strengthening their vetoing rights in regards to rejecting long service leave applications.

So its crunch time, if you want to let Management know that the deal is substandard, that they should come back to the table then we encourage you to VOTE NO. We also encourage you to talk with your work colleagues about sticking together, joining your Professional Staff Union Online and Together letting management know through your vote that you deserve a fairer deal and despite management's veiled attempt to scare you off by mentioning their offer is a better proposition than the Murdoch University situation.

With Murdoch University, the hierarchy broke the rules.   It's up to us now to change the rules – VOTE NO in this agreement and to those who do not support fair systems to negotiate fair wages at work.

For more information or advice, contact us at universities@together.org.au.

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