Uni staff offered new pay proposal

The University of Newcastle has tabled a salary offer to academic staff of four increases of 1.9 per cent per annum  through to 2021.

The offer is the latest development in the university’s enterprise agreement talks. 

The first salary increase would be paid in the first pay cycle following a successful vote for each agreement. Subsequent salary increases would be paid on each anniversary thereafter.  The university said the offer represented an aggregate increase of 7.8 per cent over the life of the agreement.

“While the university continues to operate in a challenging environment, today's offer will ensure that salaries for our staff remain both nationally competitive and among the best in our region,” University of Newcastle director, people and workforce strategy Tina Crawford wrote in an email to staff. “The salary offer has been made in full view of the broader bargaining discussions and we are confident that combined with the full suite of benefits, both existing and new, the proposed agreements will ensure that UON remains a great place to work.”