Casuals make their pay case

There’s an on-line conference for the academic precariat to plan a voice in enterprise bargaining

It’s convened by the Casual, Unemployed and Precarious University Workers group which warns, “workers are bargaining with universities intent on further austerity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Casuals need to be well-prepared for bargaining in this context, starting with what we want from our union and our universities.”

The CUPUW (formerly the National HE Casuals Network) had a huge win last week, giving evidence to a Senate committee inquiry into unlawful underpayment of employees. They had equal billing with the National Tertiary Education Union and fielded almost entirely sympathetic questions from senators.