Workers divided at Uni Sydney

The comrades are split on when to display disdain for management’s last enterprise bargaining offer

Late last week the campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union split over timing. One option was to strike Wednesday, the day before the next bargaining meeting with management and for good measure go out again on Friday. The other was to cancel Wednesday, perhaps to see what management might come up with, but keep Friday scheduled.

A member mass meeting is said to have divided equally (300 each way) on the options and the branch committee was split. However the committee decided to postpone Wednesday’s strike for a week.

This is the way it can get at Uni Sydney. In the last enterprise bargaining round the branch leadership split over accepting a management offer,  which in the end was endorsed by members. (CMM September 20, 22 2017).