Members instead resolved to “provisionally endorse the University’s Enterprise Agreement Package to Conclude Bargaining as an acceptable framework to finalise negotiations.”
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 fight for staff is the fight for students, this is why students should support the strike on Thursday 9 March.
The University seemingly set out to investigate casuals’ wage theft without a specific plan to speak with casuals. The University has since disputed this claim.
NTEU members voted in favour of a 48-hour strike in Week 10 after University management failed to meet core union demands on preserving research time, secure employment for casuals, and a real pay rise.
Staff and students joined forces to restrict access to Camperdown and Conservatorium campuses today in support of the NTEU’s ongoing enterprise bargaining campaign.
The NTEU’s third strike this month comes just after the University revealed its $1.04 billion surplus yesterday.
This week, hundreds of staff and students joined picket lines at the University as part of an industrial action by the NTEU.
They formed picket lines at all major University entrances.