Workers not united

Union branches oppose the leadership’s negotiating on staff savings with uni managements

National Tertiary Education Union federal officials and vice chancellors are talking about terms for campus cost cuts (CMM v w and z). But some union branches aren’t happy.

Uni Melbourne’s demands, “an industrial and political campaign to defend every job, every condition and every income of staff,” and censures the national executive, “for undercutting our industrial and political response.”

A meeting of union supporters at Uni Sydney demands, “a government bailout with no conditions, and that university managements use their lines of credit to sustain employment and working conditions in the sector. That includes re-employing casuals who were lined-up for work this year, and supporting the demands of students who have lost their incomes.”


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