Cash for campus vax a start

Monash U incentives for staff to be vaccinated are welcomed by the state branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (CMM September 24).

In particular, the university’s promised $150 payment for casuals, “is a step in the right direction,” Victorian assistant state secretary Sarah Robert says.

However, she adds that a “nationally coordinated approach” to campus vaccination is needed.

“The Commonwealth government has vacated the space, allowing for institutions to select their own approach. This will mean inconsistencies in both the staff and the student experience across our institutions, which is unfair and unnecessary.

The Government needs to immediately call consultative meetings with all stakeholders in the sector to set guidelines for vaccination and return to campus,” she says.