Proposed Enterprise Agreement 2018–2021

A proposed new Enterprise Agreement, called The University of Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2018–2021 (the Proposed Agreement), is now available for consideration.

You can read the:

If you need help with the content of the Proposed Agreement or explanatory document, including translation or other accessibility services, contact Workplace Relations on (07) 3346 0401 or send an email to

Voting for the Proposed Agreement

If you are eligible, you will receive an email inviting you to vote in a confidential ballot to determine if the majority of staff who cast a valid vote want to accept the terms of the Proposed Agreement. The ballot will open at 9am on 27 September 2018 and will close at 9am on 3 October 2018. Details of the ballot will be included in the email.

Eligibility to vote

You can vote for the Proposed Agreement if you are currently covered by the terms of The University of Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2014-2017. Only staff who are eligible to vote will receive an email invitation to participate in the ballot.

Staff in the following positions, who have either commenced or renegotiated their contracts of employment since 30 October 2014, are not eligible to vote:

  • Vice-Chancellor and President
  • Provost
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellors
  • Pro-Vice Chancellors
  • Executive Deans and Directors of Institutes
  • positions classified as HEW level 10 and above.

If you have questions about your eligibility to vote, contact Workplace Relations at

Approval process and payment

If the majority of votes are in favour of the Proposed Agreement, it will be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for approval. The Agreement will come into force seven days after the Fair Work Commission’s date of approval and will stay in force until a nominal date of 30 June 2021.

Until the Fair Work Commission approves the Proposed Agreement, the current Agreement remains in force.

The approval process may take several months. In recognition of the delay, the agreed 2018 salary increase of 2% or $1750 (whichever is greater) will be paid in the pay period immediately following a successful vote, to staff employed at that time.

The University of Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2014–2017

The University of Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2014–2017 is UQ's current enterprise agreement. Although this agreement expired on 31 March 2017, it will continue to operate until it is terminated or replaced by a new Enterprise Agreement.

Notification of 2017 enterprise bargaining round

Employees were notified of their representational rights in relation to this year's round of bargaining in an email dated 9 March 2017.

You can download the Notice of employee representational rights (PDF, 137KB).

UQ's bargaining objectives

The bargaining process was initiated by the bargaining representatives submitting a log of claims, a list of key priorities to be discussed during enterprise bargaining.

Read UQ’s 2017 bargaining objectives (PDF, 57KB).

Bargaining representatives

These are the nominated bargaining representatives negotiating the proposed enterprise agreement.

The University of Queensland bargaining representatives:

  • Professor Aidan Byrne, Provost
  • Mr Bill Kernahan, Acting Director, Human Resources
  • Mr Anthony Lennon, Associate Director, Human Resources (Workplace Relations)
  • Ms Ann-Maree Waugh, Senior Employee Relations Consultant.

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) representatives:

  • Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell - NTEU UQ Branch President
  • Mr Rohan Hilton - NTEU Industrial Officer
  • Dr David Callaghan - Delegate
  • Ms Avril Johnston Craig - Delegate.

Together/Australian Services Union (ASU) and United Voice representatives:

  • Ms Irene Monro - Together/ASU Assistant Branch Secretary
  • Mr Mark Starkey - Together/ASU Delegate
  • Mr Robin Jones - United Voice Delegate
  • Ms Mandy Fisher - Together/ASU Delegate.

Individual bargaining representatives:

  • Dr David Wadley
  • Ms Valentina Urrutia Guada
  • Ms Pauline Par Mavier
  • Mr Bartholomew Mearns