University staff strike to end reliance on casual labour

Academic and professional staff from five Victorian universities went on strike on Wednesday 3 May, cancelling lectures and tutorials and massing in Melbourne’s CBD in a co-ordinated push for higher pay and an end to the sector’s heavy reliance on casual labour, writes Adam Carey and Nicole Precel for The Age.

Staff from the University of Melbourne brought Carlton traffic to a stop at midday as they marched from the Parkville campus to Trades Hall, joining striking workers who had been bussed in from Monash, Deakin, La Trobe and Federation universities.

The stopwork action is part of a nationwide industrial campaign by the National Tertiary Education Union, with nine universities in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland getting involved this week.
Full report on The Age site