The first Board meeting chaired by President Cole Scott-Curwood saw the USU swimming in money (again) while updating on a number of important initiatives.
Teachers from NSW's public and Catholic schools took 24-hour strike action over pay and conditions in Sydney's CBD.
The Student Partnership Agreement is the “first of its kind at a NSW University”, although was described by councillors as being a watered down version of its demands.
The University has indicated that there will be no departmental closures or staff redundancies, although it has not made any commitments to reducing its reliance on casual staff.
In a protected action ballot yesterday, staff voted overwhelmingly to authorise any future action.
The $185 million surplus comes after two years of staff redundancies, which were justified as cost-saving measures in the context of COVID.
Staff at the two universities have voted in favour of strike action or a protected action ballot to demand better working conditions.
Hundreds of staff and students mobilised to fight for better working conditions in a strike organised by the NTEU.
The race for the presidency will significantly shape the state of the country — and indeed, Philippine democracy — for many years to come.
The opening night of this year's POC Revue was a resounding success.