The alleged wage theft affected casual academics.
The union’s motion to increase their wage claim to the CPI plus 2.5 per cent per year responds to skyrocketing costs of living.
Picketers at Western Sydney University blocked entrance to the South Parramatta campus in protest of staff working conditions.
In a protected action ballot yesterday, staff voted overwhelmingly to authorise any future action.
USyd’s enormous wealth consolidates a crisis in tertiary education and indicates a university executive crying wolf over the grinding austerity measures of the past years.
Eligible staff will receive a 2.1 per cent pay rise and one-off $1000 payment.
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.
The second day of strikes continued the University-wide shut down in support of staff and NTEU demands for fairer working conditions.
Hundreds of staff and students mobilised to fight for better working conditions in a strike organised by the NTEU.