Union plan in place at Federation U

The NTEU is planning a strike – but giving management numerous opportunities to talk it out of industrial action

The campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union proposes an April meeting where members can “commit to strike action” in May, “if we decide that sufficient progress has not been made at the bargaining table.”

The union’s “core claims” include, “endemic casualisation,” academic workloads, freedom and research allocations. These are all out of the NTEU’s national playbook, as is, “the right for professional staff to work from home” and “pay,” – the union’s national leadership wants a 15 per cent over three years.