UNSW casuals still owed money

The university has struggled to work out how much it has underpaid casual staff

Its 2019 annual report mentioned provisions for $23.7m in 2018 and $25.6 for ’19, which include “an estimated potential liability to the casual academic workforce,” (CMM February 22).

But it seemed back then there might be more to come, with the university telling CMM, “the review of potential underpayments to casual academics covering the whole university continues … Remediation payments will be made to affected staff as soon as possible and will continue as the review progresses.” (CMM February 22).

As to how much in remediation, the university’s 2020 annual report includes $39m in provisions, expected to be settled within 12 months, “which includes an estimated potential liability to the casual academic workforce.”