On Thursday the University of Melbourne branch of the National Tertiary Education Union tweeted that members in the library will clear student library fines without taking money, as part of enterprise bargaining work bans. Can they do that? CMM wondered. No they can’t the University of Melbourne replied Friday. “Protected industrial action does not go so far as to allow library fines to be cleared by staff. The university has clarified this with the NTEU and library staff, and students will need to pay their library fines as per usual,” a university spokesperson says.