Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 32
People working at the University of Auckland will take an hour off today, as they campaign to get a fair pay offer.
The short strike, which will take place between 12pm and 1pm (Thursday 22 September), follows three months of unproductive negotiations with the university.
TEU organiser Enzo Giordani says union members at the university want three simple things.
- “We want an end to a performance pay system that prevents almost everybody from getting a pay rise.
- “We want to lift the pay for those who are paid the least so they can better meet the daily costs of caring for their families in Auckland.
- “Most importantly we want the right to negotiate our pay.”
All other universities negotiate how much they pay the people who work for them.
Auckland alone refuses to negotiate what it pays its people until after it has set its budget for the following year.
Giordani says that is neither fair nor equitable.
— TEU (@nzteu) September 21, 2016
Also in Tertiary Update this week
- Ministry criticises Youth Guarantee
- Lincoln reviews Telford campus
- PTE selling passes for cash
- Suffrage Day call for equal pay
- The roadmap to financing quality public education
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