Enterprise Agreement University Of Melbourne

The Trobes Deal included malicious wage cuts — $174 per two weeks for those with a full-time average salary of $65,000 for women — the destruction of protective measures around major changes and restructurings, not enforceable protection against job cuts. Of course, it wasn`t popular with members. The saga of this university offers a case study on the extent of the union bureaucracy to do its business. In many places, these developments are small and minor. Nevertheless, it is this activism from the bottom up to build union power that offers a way forward, not shady business with university bosses. This would mean fewer students, less funding and the devaluation of University of Melbourne degrees. Those who need university support the most and benefit most from higher education would be the most affected. The worst part is that hundreds of thousands of workers could remain without a livelihood because the university refuses to dig a little deeper. A few hours later, when the damage was already done, Vice Chancellor John Dewar issued a statement in which he “clarified” that “the university is not at risk of going bankrupt” and is in fact “among the top 30% of Australia`s top 2,000 companies for revenue.”