“We don't anticipate the campaign weakening at all, and whatever students can do for staff, we’re there for you a hundred per cent of the way.”
This development comes after a student who participated in online strike action was threatened with disciplinary action by the University last month.
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has threatened legal action if the move is not reversed.
The vote will occur next Tuesday at the NTEU USyd branch meeting.
In a protected action ballot yesterday, staff voted overwhelmingly to authorise any future action.
The UCU claimed that the move could risk undermining academic standards.
The vote relates to the Union’s log of claims for the 2021-22 Enterprise Bargaining period.
Striking workers are fighting for their rights and our community. The need for public support around public jobs and public infrastructure is important now more than ever.
The ballot would allow staff to take industrial action.
Will USyd also pursue the nuclear option?