Universities hit by widespread strikes

Australia“Australia’s main higher education union called a 24-hour strike last Wednesday at 16 universities across the nation as part of a campaign to obtain improved conditions, including salary rises of up to 6%. ‘National Tertiary Education Union members at universities in all six Australian states participated in stoppages in support of their collective bargaining claims for manageable workloads, increased job security, a fair wages deal and other improvements to conditions that are expected to deliver quality education outcomes’, said the union’s General Secretary, Grahame McCulloch …” (more)

[Geoff Maslen, University World News, 20 September]

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