UWA staff get benefits back

The expected Covid-19 cash crunch is not as bad as expected

Mid-year UWA’s then acting VC, Jane den Hollander and the National Tertiary Education Union negotiated temporary concessions on staff conditions in return for job protections (CMM June 30).

But UWA now confirms benefits are back, “thanks to the extraordinary contribution of all staff over the course of this year …. UWA is able to bring the cost saving measures agreed in the enterprise agreement variations to an end early.”   Plus, the job protections will run as agreed for the rest of the financial year.

“Thanks to the enterprise agreement variations we have avoided stand downs and redundancies as a direct result of COVID19, and the COVID19 Temporary Measures Committee (CTMC) has been successful in ensuring contract extensions,” National Tertiary Education Union WA secretary Catherine Moore says.