QUT keen to pay the right rate

The university branch of the National Tertiary Education Union has lodged a dispute with management over staff payments

The union alleges classes in the Creative Industries Faculty, previously classified as tutorials are now called “workshops”, which attract a lower pay-rate for casual staff. Questions of work classifications have been contentious at universities across the country over the years and in some cases, took years to sort out.

But not at QUT.

“’QUT wants to ensure that all staff are paid correctly and reviews any matters brought to our attention. We encourage any staff member who is concerned that they may have not been paid correctly to please let us know so we can investigate and take appropriate steps. QUT continues to work with the NTEU on an appropriate resolution,” the university tells CMM.

Very wise given a Senate committee’s interest in underpayment of staff at other universities.