What is actually in their offer?
Senior management's consultation with staff through the New Agreement Roadshow Project delayed bargaining for almost a year. Their offer does little to address in any meaningful way the issues you said were the most important to you.
They've now abandoned the bargaining process and have taken this flawed and unfair offer to a non-union ballot.
We urge you to VOTE NO!
According to the results of the New Agreement Roadshow Project that senior management commissioned and approved, these are the five areas of most concern to Curtin staff. The offer that senior management expects staff to ratify falls short of properly addressing these issues.
We know you need a pay rise that will tackle soaring inflation given that inflation is currently at 8.3% in WA.
The Reserve Bank of Australia predicts that inflation will outpace this pay rise every year of the proposed agreement.
Senior management's offer is 2.2%pa over FIVE YEARS - that's a real pay CUT.
The NTEU Curtin Branch is proposing 15% over a three year agreement. This is a fair offer.
VOTE NO so that your union can keep working towards a 15% pay offer by December 2024.
Use this tool to see the real difference between senior management's offer and that presented in the NTEU Curtin Branch Log of Claims. Clicking the button will open an Excel spreadsheet that you can save to your own device. This ensures that none of your confidential data is stored on this website.
Based on the NTEU Curtin Branch Log of Claims, the previous Curtin University Academic, Professional and General Staff Agreement 2017 – 2021 and senior management's offer.
Breaking down that $1000: The Bogus Bonus
How much would you really take home from the $1000 "bonus"?
Based on G05.4 at 1.0FTE and a 0.6FTE ($79,393pa / $47,636pa pro rata) these are the results:
At 1.0 FTE:
For a normal fortnight the tax paid is $684.00.
For the fortnight including the $1,000 lump sum, the tax paid will be $1,030 meaning $346 (34.6%) of the "bonus" will be taken in tax.
At 0.6 FTE:
For a normal fortnight the tax paid is $264.
For the fortnight including the $600 lump sum, the tax paid will be $472 meaning $208 (34.6%) will be taken in tax.
If you're a casual...
We really think you should Vote NO!
(if you are deemed eligible, of course!
It's time to talk about casuals...
Despite "insecure work" being identified by Curtin staff as one of the most important issues to them, there is very little in this offer that will reassure casual staff that they are a priority of senior management.
There's a growing list of evidence showing that senior management do not respect nor do they value the incredible work done by our casual colleagues:
Scheduling this ballot at a time when most casuals would be ineligible to vote.
Making an offer contains little to address the bulk of issues around casuals' insecure work in any real way.
Excluding our most vulnerable staff members from receiving the $1000 "bogus bonus" - if senior management is handing out cash, why not to the members of our community that might need it the most?
Remember these points and VOTE NO!
We need to get back to bargaining to ensure casuals and others in insecure work receive the remuneration, respect and consideration that they deserve.