Wednesday, 13 May 2020

University union agrees to wage cuts to save 12,000 jobs – SMH 13 May 2020

Australian universities will negotiate campus by campus with their staff over wage cuts of up to 15 per cent after agreeing on a national framework with the higher education union to help save jobs in the sector.

Troy Wright, the assistant general secretary of the CPSU NSW, said the agreement would hurt low-paid workers.

“It was cooked up behind closed doors between academics and universities,” Mr Wright said. “The only thing it secures is an easy way for employers to foist a pay cut on workers.”