The Casual Staff Network at UNSW warns people are “quietly being fired without notice”
A survey by the Network found one in three UNSW casuals has lost work while casual teachers still employed have increased unpaid workloads as they meet student needs caused by the move to on-line teaching.
The survey also reports over half UNSW casuals are PhD students who need a six-month extension in funding and for completions, given the impact of the current crisis.
According to the Network; “UNSW management has said nothing about the future of casual contracts,” although “casual workers are already reporting that individual schools and faculties are attempting to make up budget shortfalls with cuts to casual employment.”
UNSW did not respond to a request for comment made yesterday morning.