UniSydney unionists keep their heads above water

The University of Sydney branch of the National Tertiary Education Union had a big 2017 and set out its wins in a debrief, here. The big ones include jobs saved, an industry-leading pay-rise and the establishment of worker representation in university decision making. “Our fight against rampant managerialism at the University will be assisted by some new participation structures,” the comrades advise.

Professional staff will be represented on committees covering “key areas of the university” and there will be “local democratic processes … for establishing and reviewing academic workload policies in all academic workplaces across the university.”

This will be useful given the union says management’s strategic plan means, “a tidal wave of change proposals will likely be released in coming months.”


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