The biggest issue still on the table is pay. The unions are asking for 2% in salary increases every six months – about 4% per annum – and management is currently offering 2.9% every year.
Despite what we’d like to believe, the police force went too far at last week’s peaceful protest, writes Felix Donovan.
Nick Rowbotham critiques the Vice-Chancellor’s response to allegations of police violence at last week’s strike.
Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence responds to the SRC Executive’s request to keep police off campus.
Edward McMahon describes his experience of police intimidation tactics.
Hannah Ryan reports on last week’s strike.
The SRC Executive has written an open letter to Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence about police on campus
Yesterday’s strike at USYD, the fourth day of industrial action so far this semester, has given rise to claims of police brutality and questions over the University’s involvement in inviting riot police on campus.
TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF ASSAULT. Tom Raue recounts his experiences with police at the strike on May 14.
It has been almost a decade since members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) last went on strike at Sydney University. In 2009, the NTEU threatened to strike on two occasions, only to cancel strike action at the eleventh hour when the University’s administration agreed to back down on proposed changes to pay and…