When it comes to money, the university uses the popular mix of cash and percentage pay increase, which helps low-income workers the most. When the agreement is adopted, there will be a pay increase of 1,500 $US for all employees, followed by an increase of 1.5 percent in December, 1800 $US in July `19, 1.6 percent in July `20 and again in July `21. The relationship between the management of the University of La Trobe and the union once resembled the 30-year war, but even darker — but now the news is that both sides have a new enterprise agreement that we may not see again, at least as long as the government`s budget cuts are maintained. But the SME thinks that what goes beyond that goes beyond that – that to be part of our own landscape, we must see our trees no less than European imports. Where is it better than the Australian National University? Among the proposed and contradictory changes to working conditions decided by the Higher Education Personnel Commission is the length and duration of work of academic and professional staff. But what little union members will really like is the lack of performance pay. LT U originally offered « recognition allowances » of 0.1 per cent for all employees in the `18,`19 and `20, when the university increases 1 per cent of the quality indicators for student satisfaction for learning and teaching each year (CMM 1 December 2017). EU officials hate salaries, which indicates that it is unfair to employees who have no contact with students, and they tell employees that the pay rises in the new agreement « do not depend on performance targets ». This (with UoQ) is probably the last of the pre-MYEFO agreements in the current business round and as such, it is relatively generous. Very generous with regard to a large management concession. The union will also welcome the workload model, particularly management, which says it is prepared not to change it without consulting employees and the union.
And both parties will be able to live with the new discipline verification system, after which calls will be made to an independent expert who will handle the process and if the evidence supports a finding of misconduct (Deakin U has set a precedent for this type of agreement). University work schedules: According to the National Tertiary Education Union, management interference means that the days when academics organize and work themselves are gone as the hours they knew they had to do. It is now « possible and practical to make a fair assessment of the time it takes a competent academic to bring a certain academic workload to a professional level, » adding that the university`s university facilitators had already done so.