See also non-union vote to the victory of the University of Melbourne for academic freedom, as Murdoch University falls against Schroeder Turk The Trobe U follows U Tas and UWA in the guarantee of an enterprise agreement variation of employees and with strong majorities. In all three cases, management worked with union leaders on campus and placed the proposal first with its members. In contrast, the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong have lost decisive austerity proposals that have been rejected by trade unions. In an NTEU-Fightback-UWA leaflet, it was said: The Vice-Chancellor of the UWA and the national directorate of the NTEU “sold the modification of the enterprise agreement to avoid job cuts”, but the provisions of the EAV explicitly authorize “forced dismissals, the protection for casual cases being low and not applying, unless these casual players can demonstrate a “reasonable anticipation” of the work in progress which is almost impossible in practice.” Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean announces consultations with staff and unions on voluntary redundancies. “We have increased discretionary spending, frozen recruitment and spending by external consultants, encouraged business and capital projects, and asked our senior managers and employees to make voluntary contributions. But there are other things to do. NTEU members who oppose VAAs are concerned that treaty change will not save jobs, but show management that workers are simple goals. They produced a video that advertises the “no” case. This is a great asset for Vice-Chancellor John Dewar, who campaigned for the proposed variants of the enterprise agreement, warns LT U is in COVID-19 financial conflict catalyzed. Merlin Crossley (UNW) on the two golden rules for selection committees in research (and elsewhere). The proposed amendment provides for a two-week COVID-19 leave paid for all workers and guarantees income-related assistance for any permanent employee who has resigned due to the effects of COVID-19 (public university staff have been excluded from the federal government`s jobkeeper system). In addition, a six-month increase will be imposed in January 2021 and the payment of the annual vacation expense to employees will be cancelled this year. A good majority of La Trobe U staff voted in favour of temporary reductions in wages and conditions in exchange for job protection.
The participation rate was 64%, and 66% of them supported the proposal. In a message to students yesterday, Professor Héj also identified other positive aspects, the expected increase in domestic enrolments, the increase in participation for distant and regional indigenous students. He also assured that they will be largely exempt from new higher and lower fees that will not come into effect for three years. In addition, UWA had $2.1 billion in assets and a consolidated operating budget of $121 million last year, meaning it could easily afford to absorb the costs of the pandemic crisis. This appears to be supported by modelling by Ian Marshman and Frank Larkins of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, which found that UWA had “sufficient reserves to cover all cases of short- and long-term losses” from the decline in international enrolment of students due to the pandemic. It reflects “both a relatively modest dependence on international royalty revenues and the unenviable level of reserves of money and investment,” he said.