Enterprise bargaining is underway, there is a bunch to discuss
For a start the National Tertiary Education Union wants one agreement covering academic and professional staff, while the Community and Public Sector Union likes two, as per 2018.
However, the unions are as one in key elements of their separate logs of claims – they both want protections from more management savings.
As a National Tertiary Education Union message to staff puts it, “2020 was all about ‘flattening the curve’ UTS has relied for years on international students and keeping thousands of staff in insecure jobs and now we are seeing a flattening of job security, flattening of chances of managing workloads and a flattening of the student experience.”
University managementwill brief the next bargaining meeting on finances