Uni Canberra agrees to first semester working from home

The university will start face to face “safe to do so” classes today, however management acknowledges, “that not all staff may be comfortable with returning to campus”

“If this is you, I encourage you to have a conversation with your manager and develop a plan,” Chief People Officer Wendy Flint emailed staff Friday.

This follows National Tertiary Education Union concerns with management preparation, given Omicron “has dramatically changed the public health situation” (CMM January 31).

Late Friday the union’s ACT secretary Lachlan Clohesy welcomed staff being able to work from home as “a step in the right direction,” but advised members, “any working from home arrangements should not delay Semester One. For example, classes should be moved online – not cancelled or deferred.”