UoQ pushes for more fixed term staff

UoQ Provost Aidan Byrne has broken cover on enterprise bargaining negotiations telling staff that weekly meetings are making “steady progress” on the university’s “long and complex agreement.” Professor Byrne also reports the university wants to be able to employ more fixed term professional staff than the present agreement allows. “This has meant that casual employment is often used more than we would like.  To provide for greater job security for some staff currently employed under casual arrangements, the university is seeking less prescription around the use of fixed term contracts for professional staff.”

This can be worked out, he adds, “With good will from bargaining representatives,” he’s looking at you, union reps.


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