Calm seas at Flinders

Dispute over teaching specialist positions resolved

The Flinders branch of the National Tertiary Education Union has long questioned the university’s teaching-only programme for staff while the academic restructure of the university is underway. But the union says last night  it reached an agreement with management in the Fair Work Commission. The union has agreed to accept that teaching-only positions comply with the existing enterprise agreement while management will only advertise teaching-specialist positions externally if they cannot be filled internally.