TEU academic staff members at Wintec voted unanimously to begin low level strike action by not completing any student attendance registers for four weeks from Monday 15 July.
The strike action comes after an offer by Wintec management was unanimously rejected by the TEU Wintec branch in June.
TEU members at Wintec have been negotiating collectively for a salary increase of 3.0% that recognises the time, skill and energy staff put into making their polytechnic a great place to study.
TEU Wintec advocate Megan Morris has been encouraged by the response by members,
“We had a clear mandate from the members to take strike action. They have been really disappointed that we haven’t been able to get a reasonable offer from the employer. But the clear mandate we have been given by members is extremely encouraging. The members are determined to see this through”.
Morris is hopeful an agreement can be reached that recognises the time, skill and energy staff put into making their polytechnic a great place to study. “The acting chief executive has made contact with TEU requesting a meeting later this week and we look forward to a positive outcome”.