Enterprise bargaining

The ANU Enterprise Bargaining team and union representatives are pleased to announce that an In-principle Agreement has been reached for The Australian National University Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2021 (the Agreement). This Agreement replaces all previous Agreements and will have a nominal expiry date of 30 June 2021.

Access Period: Proposed Agreement

In accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009, on Friday 13 October 2017 a seven-day access period will commence for staff to access and consider the proposed Agreement.

All staff are encouraged to read and consider the details of the new Agreement and read the explanatory document outlining the changes:

Staff information sessions

Staff are invited to attend an information session on the proposed agreement, which will be jointly delivered by the University and NTEU. Details for these sessions are below:

Date / Time



Registration link

Monday 16 October 2017

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Finkel Theatre, The John Curtin Medical School of Research

Information session #1

Wednesday 18 October 2017

1:30pm to 2:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library

Information session #2

If you are unable to attend either of these briefings, the audio for the session held on Monday 16 October 2017 is available here: Information Session – Proposed ANU Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021

Voting on the Agreement

Immediately following the end of the access period all eligible staff will receive an email invitation to complete an electronic ballot to indicate whether or not they support the proposed Agreement.

Voting will open at 9am on Friday 20 October 2017 and staff can cast their votes at any time up to 4pm on Thursday 26 October 2017.

More information

For information about your representational rights under the Fair Work Act 2009, please access the Notice of Staff Representational Rights (PDF, 62KB).

Further information about enterprise agreements and their negotiation can also be obtained from: