The strike, organised by the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union, was the first national supermarket strike in Australian history.
University of Melbourne (UniMelb) will go on strike from 2 to 8 October, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) on 5 and 6 October, and Monash University from 9 to 11 October.
Monash University NTEU members are going on a half-day strike next Wednesday 6 September to rally outside of the University’s council meeting in the CBD.
Swinburne NTEU’s strike joins a wave of industrial action in Victorian universities, including UniMelb, Monash, and La Trobe.
ANU took strike action on 27 July to demand job security and better workloads.
The dispute has been ongoing since November last year, and includes a demand for pay rises that cover the rising cost of living in the UK.
“This vote is a call for university managements and our government to think seriously about our sector.”
May Day, also known as Labour Day, is an international day of celebration of workers’ rights and the union movement, with origins in Second International’s support for the eight-hour working day and the American Federation of Labor.
The Victorian university is offering staff what amounts to a 2.2% per annum pay rise, despite inflation persisting at seven per cent.
The University and the NTEU are now into the 20th month of negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement, due to the University’s failure to meet the Union’s demands for fair pay and conditions.