Members instead resolved to “provisionally endorse the University’s Enterprise Agreement Package to Conclude Bargaining as an acceptable framework to finalise negotiations.”
The University of Sydney staff and students went on a 24-hour long strike today, demanding fair pay, First Nations staff parity and less Education Focused roles. Friday’s action was the first half of the 48-hour strike, with the next strike taking place next Wednesday.
As staff go on strike on Friday, Honi decided to break down the University’s financial documents and counter University management’s spin. Our findings? The University is swimming in it.
The vote came after the University this week made a marginally improved offer to staff after 20 months of negotiations.
In place of the Wednesday strike, the NTEU will strike again during Week 7 — unless an acceptable offer is proposed before then.
The National Tertiary Education Union members’ vote came after the University made an updated offer to staff this week.
The University and the NTEU are now into the 20th month of negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement, due to the University’s failure to meet the Union’s demands for fair pay and conditions.
The strike was held 20 months into ongoing Enterprise Bargaining negotiations between the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the University. This is the longest period of enterprise bargaining in the University’s history.
The Union is also looking into other forms of industrial action.