Enterprise Bargaining

In 2021 the University will commence the next round of Enterprise Bargaining, as the current agreements, the Academic Staff Agreement 2017 - 2021 and the Professional Staff Agreement 2017 - 2021, reach their nominal expiry dates on 30 June 2021.

The University negotiates its Enterprise Agreements with employees and their bargaining representatives, consistent with the requirements of the Fair Work Act 2009. Employees have the right to represent themselves or nominate a bargaining representative to participate in the negotiations on their behalf.

There are two staff Unions at Western Sydney University – the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU).  These Unions are the default bargaining representative of their members who are employees of WSU.

Each Enterprise Agreement stays in force until it is replaced by a new Agreement.  This ensures the continuing operation of negotiated labour rights and the rights of Unions to represent members in regard to matters pertaining to their employment.

Information about the Enterprise Bargaining process is outlined in the Enterprise Bargaining Flyer.

Key Dates

19 April 2021Pre-bargaining Meeting
30 June 2021Nominal Expiry Date for the 2017 Enterprise Agreements (note 2017 Agreements will remain in force at present)

2021 Bargaining Team

  • Professor Kevin Dunn, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research (Enterprise Bargaining Chair)
  • Professor Anna Cody, Dean, School of Law
  • Natasha Maiolo, Senior Employment Lawyer, Office of General Counsel
  • Linda Watson, Director HR Partnerships, Workplace Relations and Change, People and Success

Notice of Employee Representational Rights

Western Sydney University gives notice that it is bargaining in relation to two enterprises agreements (the Western Sydney University Academic Staff Agreement 2021 and the Western Sydney University Professional Staff Agreement 2021) which are proposed to cover employees that are engaged as either academic or professional staff of the University.

For Academic Staff, please find notice here (PDF, 71.56 KB) (opens in a new window).

For Professional Staff, please find notice here (PDF, 71.58 KB) (opens in a new window).

Enterprise Bargaining

If you have an enterprise bargaining query or would like to provide feedback on the University’s proposed clauses, please email EBfeedback@westernsydney.edu.au or complete the online feedback form (submissions can be anonymous).