ANU’s expanding precariate
The union estimates casual staff numbers were up a third in 2016-19.
This perplexes the National Tertiary Education Union’s campus casuals’ committee, – ANU is generally considered to be less aggressive on insecure employment than other universities. Yesterday the union was out asking staff for opinions and experiences.
Sounds like, what one staffer calls “creeping casualisation” is shaping as an early issue for (brace yourselves …) enterprise bargaining. Yes, it starts again at ANU next year.