Update on Melbourne University salaries
What’s on the bargaining table?
The University of Melbourne is now offering a nominal 16 per cent salary increase, 2 per cent of which was paid as an ‘administrative increase’ in April 2009 and another 2 per cent of which will be back-dated to 2009 if we come to an agreement relatively quickly. ‘Nominal’ means adding the point-by-point percentage salary increases over the life of an agreement without taking account of percentage compounding.
In November 2009 the National Tertiary Education Union reduced its claim to 18 per cent (including the 2 per cent already paid). The NTEU also endorses an additional 2 per cent being back-paid.
This paper updates an earlier version that preceded the University’s most recent offer. It repeats some of that paper but recalculates the data tables to show the relative effects of the 16 per cent offer and the 2 per cent back-dating.
It concludes that the University’s offer is inadequate.
Download the updated document here (pdf).
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