UA says no to national industrial agreement on free-speech

The union wants to talk, the peak university body doesn’t

The National Tertiary Education Union urges Universities Australia to join it to draw up a “statement of rights and obligation” of institutions and staff on free speech, to incorporate into enterprise agreements (CMM yesterday). But UA says nothing doing. CEO Catriona Jackson reaffirms “the university sector’s enduring commitment to freedom of expression and academic freedom,” but “the content of collective industrial agreements are a matter for individual institutions and their employees.”


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