Strike at Uni Sydney

Staff are out today and tomorrow

The industrial action follows an all but unanimous vote for protected industrial action by National Tertiary Education Union members as part of bargaining for a new enterprise agreement.

The union nominates maintaining the existing 40 per cent of time for research by continuing academics, work from home rights for professional staff and continuing jobs for now casual staff as among core issues (CMM April 14).

This is unlikely to be the beginning and end of industrial action by what is one of most militant NTEU branches in the country. Management will undoubtedly watch how many staff actually go out – but the union will stick to bargaining tough.