To: Professor Andrew J Deeks, Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University

Murdoch Staff are ready to bargain!

Murdoch staff are ready to bargain!

Sign this petition to tell the VC and management that we're ready to bargain.

Management are stalling and have decided to push the process into 2023. This means that staff will have no significant cost of living relief until the second half of 2023!

VC Prof Andrew Deeks is offering a pay rise of 4% over a year - great! But with WA's CPI at 7.2% we're still way behind, as Murdoch staff already endure one of the lowest pay scales in the sector.

Only bargaining NOW can give staff the wages they deserve.

Murdoch staff also have one of the leanest EBAs in the state. Only bargaining NOW can give staff the protections they deserve.

It's time to take staff seriously.

It's time to bargain!

Why is this important?

Murdoch staff have been hit hard during the COVID-19 crisis. Enduring staffing cuts, taking on more work, keeping the lights on for students and the broader community while management are seemingly making decisions that don't improve staff conditions or well-being.

A university is a place of ideas. Murdoch's 'tagline' is "A place for free thinking" but sadly free thinking comes at a cost and it is a cost borne disproportionately by staff.

With a lean EBA and no real cost of living relief in sight, it's time to support Murdoch staff in their entrenched right to bargain for a more robust EBA.

And to do it NOW!