Uni SA Christmas cheer for former staff

The university is writing to people who did not get all their entitlements on leaving

Over the next couple of weeks past and present staff employed by the university between 2014 and 2020 will find deposits in their bank accounts from the university for rec leave not paid. Turns out the university was calculating what it owed to the last completed month of service, not day, as is now the rule.

It seems Uni SA has joined a bunch of universities whose payroll practises let them down on pay  and superannuation owing, as distinct from those who were paying the wrong rate for jobs, notably to casual academic staff.

Uni SA appears keen for it to be known that it is among the former. To explain what happened and what’s been done management has advised the National Tertiary Education Union, the Community and Public Sector Union, the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency,  of “the proactive steps we have taken to resolve this matter”. Perhaps they should be on the safe side and let the International Court of Justice know as well.