Slow progress in CQU EB
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 4, 28 May 2021, page no.6
Progress on the Central Queensland University (CQU) enterprise bargaining round has been slow – five weeks into the bargaining period and there had still been no formal meetings. The agreement nominally expires on 30 June.
The AEU(Q)/QTU shared its log of claims with the university and the other parties to the Central Queensland University Enterprise Agreement 2017 (https://www.qtu.asn.au/tafecqu-ca2017) on Tuesday 30 March to commence bargaining in good faith. This was followed closely by CQU as the employer providing its log of claims to the other parties on Thursday 1 April.
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) provided a log of claims to CQU on 4 May. The log has also been forwarded to the other parties to the agreement.
The NTEU log and the CQU log were both referred by AEU(Q)/QTU negotiators to the QTU TAFE Executive for directions regarding the respective claims of the employer and our sibling union.
With the NTEU having provided its log of claims, the ground was set for formal negotiations to commence on 12 May. While the entire schedule of meetings had not been established at the time of writing, it is likely that there will be weekly meetings leading up to the nominal expiry of the current agreement.