Students and staff rally against the systemic wage theft perpetrated by University management, with a focus on the plight of casual staff.
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews announced the 10,000 places on Sunday morning, “If you’re in Year 12 and you’ve been thinking about studying nursing or midwifery – go for it. We’ve got your HECS fees covered.”
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has threatened legal action if the move is not reversed.
Key demands include an end to casualisation and pay increases above inflation.
The University of Melbourne allegedly attempted to coerce two casual academics to prevent them from being paid in full.
The alleged wage theft affected casual academics.
This week, hundreds of staff and students joined picket lines at the University as part of an industrial action by the NTEU.
Universities, government, and industry must work together if they are to address the domestic engineers shortage
The Snow Medical Research Foundation has suspended all funding ties with the University of Melbourne following a third year of honorary doctorates awarded to only causasian men.
Ostensibly an administrative slip-up, the cancellations follow a long line of attacks on arts education by University management and the federal government.