Next steps for UTS union

The National Tertiary Education Union at UTS is asking members if they want to up enterprise bargaining pressure. Members will meet today to consider marking bans and protests at the university prospective student information day on December 16. Union members went out for 24 hours a fortnight ago. There are just two each bargaining meetings for academic and professional staff scheduled for the rest of the year.

The union’s log of claims reflects NTEU national agenda but is there a local emphasis on improved conditions for casual staff. According to the union 75 per cent of the university’s workforce are variously casuals or on fixed-term contracts.

The comrades at UTS still hold the best slogan of the EB round, “there’s no UTS without US.”


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