PROPOSED AGREEMENT TREATS UNSW PROFESSIONAL STAFF LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS
The agreement that Vice Chancellor, Professor Fred Hilmer has circulated to UNSW Professional staff is inferior to all other agreements that have been signed at universities across the country. Professional staff at UNSW are being treated like second class citizens.
A pay offer of 2% every 6 months is just not good enough. It will leave a Professional staff member on Level 6 $5,500 worse off than their colleagues at Sydney University by the end of the agreement. The $1000 sign on bonus will be worth less than $2 per week over the life of the agreement and will be considerably less after tax in a lump sum.
The agreement fails to ensure job security for staff. Under the VC’s proposal, Professional staff on continuing appointments could be offered promotions and new roles, subject to accepting a fixed term contract, and the result at UNSW would be an increase in fixed term positions compared to ongoing positions.
Under the VC’s proposal, during a restructure, Management would be able to forcibly transfer Professional staff, whose positions have been made redundant, to other jobs outside their career path.
The increased Annual Leave restrictions are simply an attempt to make professional staff pay for poor management, by taking away our right to decide when we take our leave.
DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE VC’S OFFER
IT IS AN ATTACK ON YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS.
The NTEU will be distributing detailed information on why you should vote NO to this proposal.
Visit our web site at www.nteu.org.au/unsw to find out more and to see how you can assist our campaign to stop this inferior agreement being implemented.
Talk to your colleagues and urge them to VOTE NO.
NTEU UNSW Branch President and
Lead Member of the Professional Staff Bargaining Team.