Bargaining argybargy not all-over at Uni Sydney

There’s a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, it’s for National Tertiary Education Union members to consider a proposed enterprise agreement

After two years of negotiations (it just seems longer) there is a proposal (headlined by an 18 per cent payrise  over the agreement) that union negotiators recommend to members. Management offers need approval by NTEU members and those of the other campus union, the CPSU, before they can be put to an all-staff vote.

So a matter of comradely congratulations on a long negotiation you think? Think again. The university Casuals Network makes a case for a no vote. “Casual staff deserve pay for all hours worked and an end to exploitative casualisation, not more of the status quo,” is one of their arguments.