A straight bat at Uni Wollongong

With allegations that universities underpay casuals common, the National Tertiary Education at UoW asked management a bunch of questions about processes

Fair enough too it is not unknown for UoW to inadvertently get remuneration wrong, stuffing up super for 30 per cent of staff over eight years (CMM April 6 2017).

But with a Senate committee expected to consider casuals pay in other universities management’s response was worded as if they expected to be read by senators. The university referred to an external audit of casual pay, “additional guidance” for faculties on casual academic payrates, and a new pay process. There is also a “detailed review of current and former casual academic staff payroll records to ensure the payments received were correct.” And if any weren’t, “the University will investigate and, if required, remediate potential inaccurate payments.”