Latest News and Bargaining Updates

Below are the latest updates about our Enterprise Agreement negotiations. 
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Murdoch staff vote yes to new Enterprise Agreement


Murdoch staff have voted overwhelmingly to support a new Enterprise Agreement. 

Murdoch heads to a vote  


Murdoch will take its proposed Enterprise Agreement to a formal vote from staff after reaching agreement with the NTEU. 



Murdoch reaches in-principle agreement for a new Enterprise Agreement


Murdoch has reached in-principle agreement with the NTEU over its proposed Enterprise Agreement and is preparing to release an updated Agreement for staff. 



Bargaining Update - Murdoch to resume negotiations 


Bargaining will resume next Tuesday, 20 February, towards our new Enterprise Agreement. 


Update on the bargaining process 


Murdoch University remains committed to finalising a new Enterprise Agreement to provide certainty and growth.


Murdoch remains committed to bargaining process 


Our focus is to finalise a new Enterprise Agreement that provides us all with the certainty and stability we need to build a strong future for our University. 

Murdoch welcomes staff feedback


Close to 300 staff attended sessions us to learn more about the University’s response to staff feedback on the proposed enterprise agreement, ask more questions and share their thoughts.


Proposed Enterprise Agreement released   


Murdoch University has written to the NTEU to share with them our proposed Enterprise Agreement. The proposal outlines a simple, modern agreement that provides for competitive pay increases through to 2021, as well as a range of other entitlements and benefits. 

Murdoch releases salary offer


Murdoch has released a revised salary offer to staff, which will see salaries increase by between $3,900 and $7,800 over the life of the agreement. Casual rates will also rise by up to 8.7%.



Fair Work Commission Decision


The Fair Work Commission has shared its decision to terminate our existing Enterprise Agreement, effective 26 September 2017.

Fair Work Commission Hearing complete

The Fair Work Commissioner will be considering in the coming months Murdoch's application to terminate its existing Enterprise Agreement.

Fair Work Commission Update

Murdoch is nearing the end of providing evidence at the Fair Work Commission. 

Murdoch at Fair Work Commission

Murdoch University is at the Fair Work Commission from 4-21 July, with the aim of terminating our existing Enterprise Agreement and resetting negotiations from a more workable starting point.

Murdoch response to NTEU advertisement


Read more about Murdoch's approach to securing a new Enterprise Agreement and our response to an NTEU advertisement.

Murdoch lodges submissions and evidence with the Fair Work Commission


We have taken the next step in our application to terminate our Enterprise Agreement and start negotiations on a new Agreement from a clean slate.

Murdoch responds to NTEU and provides updated position.


NTEU presents revised position


Murdoch and the NTEU met on 28 April, with the Union presenting a revised position

Fair Work Commission re-lists Hearing date


The Fair Work Commission has relisted the Enterprise Agreement termination Hearing to 4 – 21 July.

Murdoch lodges materials with FWC


Murdoch lodges materials with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) as part of the University’s application to terminate the current Enterprise Agreement.

Murdoch seeks Hearing date at Fair Work Commission


Murdoch remains focussed on reaching an Enterprise Agreement which secures the sustainable future of the University.

Bargaining Update - Salaries and Administration


The latest negotiations update between the University and the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

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