Industrial arguing heats up at Sydney unis

The National Tertiary Education Union is running disputes across town

The Uni Sydney branch had a high-profile strike last week, with another scheduled.

At Western Sydney U, NTEU members voted Friday to take industrial action.

And now the UTS branch will ask the Fair Work Commission for a protected ballot, the first step towards stop-works and strikes.

At Uni Sydney issues include management’s interest in more teaching-specialist positions. At UTS the comrades have had it with restructures. While at Western Sydney U progress on a pay rise is one of the big issues.