Working out the right rate for the job

There is a union-push at Uni Melbourne for casual teaching staff to be paid the correct rate for work

The campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union challenged management over the rate paid casual staff for marking in the School of Computing and Information Systems between June 2015 and last December. Word is the university is now contacting people who may not have been paid correctly. Uni Melbourne had not responded to a request for comment by deadline last night.

Working out the correct rate for casual university staff does not appear to be easy. Casuals in Macquarie U’s maths and stats department believed they were not being paid the correct rate and after discussions involving the Fair Work Commission university management agreed to pay up to $50 000 (CMM October 18).


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