JCU responded on April 13, 2018 by writing to Ridd that it had found nine other breaches of the code of conduct. Following an agreement in principle, the proposed agreement was made available to staff on 19 September 2018. The new agreement provides for an agreed salary increase of 2% or $1750 (depending on the largest value) effective March 31, 2018. The proposed operating contract was negotiated by the designated negotiators. This page summarizes the negotiations for the new agreement. But this was not a case on the benefits of different scientific positions. On the contrary, as Vasta J.A. put it: “This trial simply dealt with the proper implementation of a clause in an enterprise agreement.” The majority of staff voted in favour of the adoption of the proposed agreement and were subsequently submitted for approval by the Fair Labour Commission. The authorization was granted on March 12, 2019 and the agreement will enter into force 7 days later, on March 19, 2019. The academic was a professor employed at James Cook University (JCU) for more than 27 years.
In 2018, the academic was dismissed by the JCU for gross misconduct, preceded by a series of confidentiality instructions and two JCU notes concerning the alleged violations of the JCU code of conduct by the scientist. The academic claimed in public comments and interviews during the investigation into his serious misconduct that his freedom of mind was violated and that the complaint against him was made because of his scientific views. Staff were able to vote on the proposed agreement between September 27 and October 3, 2018. You will find a summary of the main differences between current and previous agreements in the explanatory document explaining significantly different new clauses (PDF, 108.4 KB) This payment is indicated in the ATO payment statement for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The negotiation process was initiated by the designated negotiators, who submitted a report of application, a list of the main priorities to be considered during the enterprise negotiations. Read the trading objectives of uQ 2017 (PDF, 57.3 KB). Staff were paid approximately 7 months for the period from March 31, 2018 to October 12, 2018. After voting in favour of the adoption of the proposed agreement, the majority of staff were submitted for approval by the Fair Labour Commission. Recognizing that this authorization process can last several months, a pro-rata payment was paid to staff employed on that date during the pay period immediately after the vote.
The 2018-2021 agreement is now the current UQ enterprise agreement. The payment was made during the amortization period until October 26, 2018. Negotiators were required to disclose certain financial benefits that they could obtain under the proposed agreement. For more information, see: The Vice-Chancellor of the JCU resigned from Ridds on May 2, 2018. The academic had been ordered by the JCU to keep the issues to be examined confidential. During the course of the investigation, however, he made a series of comments to The Australian, on the Internet and in a pamphlet distributed on campus, claiming that JCU had taken disciplinary action against him because of his scientific views.