Staff are demanding renumeration for six years of unpaid marking and administration work.
“It seems that everyone now knows systematic underpayment occurs in Australian universities — everyone, that is, except our managers.”
Claims of wage theft were referred to as “a mistaken belief that casual academic staff are entitled to be paid for any time spent at their discretion and choice.”
“Once again the University's response appears very much to be 'why pay your staff correctly when legally you can get away with underpaying them?'”
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The University of New South Wales is reviewing casual underpayments following pressure from the NTEU.
90% of participants performed unpaid work at the University of Sydney during Semester 2.
Staff will then be notified of the status of their claim and repayments will commence in Semester 2.
Dr Yaegan Doran of the USyd Casuals Network spoke on wage theft at USyd.
In the same week that mass underpayment of library staff was exposed, 22 librarians have accepted redundancies.