Cost of student consultation

A new workload model at Uni SA is expected next year

However, ahead of that the National Tertiary Education Union wants compensation for staff who it estimates gave up to 400 hours of their own time to assist students in 2020-21. “That’s a lot of free labour” the union tells members, announcing it intends to take the issue to the Fair Work Commission.

“Management asserts it has provided additional discretionary allocations here and there but these are random, opaque, and a drop in the ocean when measured against the voluntary contribution of staff,” NTEU state secretary Andrew Miller, tells Uni SA members.

CMM invited Uni SA management to respond but the university declined.