Murdoch U has taken the La Trobe U road (CMM yesterday) and urged staff to apply for the JobKeeper programme
But late yesterday the Murdoch branch of the National Tertiary Education Union advised members to give it a miss. “There are potential consequences for staff which need to be clarified, and some staff are likely to be worse off under these arrangements,” a message to members states.
CMM suspects this refers to industrial conditions attached to the payment, which are less than some in the university’s enterprise agreement.
Not that it will matter. Word from Canberra is that the government has made it very clear to sector-leaders that the way unis are calculating their GST applicable revenue, to qualify for JobSeeker is not on.