An offer made by Wintec management concerning pay and conditions for staff has been unanimously rejected by the TEU Wintec branch.
TEU members at Wintec have been negotiating collectively for salaries and conditions that recognise the time, skill and energy staff put into making their polytechnic a great place to study.
The Wintec branch has notified management they will be moving into stop-work meetings, which will likely result in a strike action ballot if the polytechnic does not present an improved offer.
TEU Wintec organiser Megan Morris says the rejection of the offer made by management, and the unanimous decision are both significant.
Morris notes that negotiations in recent years have resulted in modest improvements to pay and working conditions, but this time around TEU members have made it clear that the offer is not good enough, and does not go far enough. “It was made clear in the unanimous vote over two meetings that there is overwhelming support for action from our members” says Morris.