While the NTEU is negotiating with vice chancellors the CPSU is not for turning
The NSW branch of the Community and Public Service Union tells members, “the union will oppose any plans to cut professional staff pay rates.”
Assistant state secretary Troy Wright says “before universities go down the route of changing enterprise agreements and mass redundancies, they must look for savings in non-essential expenditure like capital projects, travel costs, executive bonuses and contingent labour.”
He adds the CPSU is “unlikely” to accept university managements “forcing employees into part-time employment” and “will actively oppose” attempts to reduce pay rates for professional staff (who the union represents).
The federal leadership of the National Tertiary Education Union is negotiating with a group of vice chancellors on trade-offs on conditions to protect jobs.