Thursday, September 16, 2004

Why? Well at work....

"Staff have formed picket lines at Monash University's Clayton campus in Melbourne after a decision to stop work for 24 hours over a pay dispute involving its six Victorian campuses.
The action has caused traffic delays in the area and will result in some classes being cancelled.

The action stems from a failure by staff and management to resolve an ongoing enterprise bargaining dispute.

Staff have been negotiating university management for the past 12 months with no resolution.
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), which represents more than 1,700 staff at Monash University, said staff were asking for an 18 per cent pay rise over three years and a flat rate payment of $1,000 while the university had offered 15.5 per cent and a payment of $500"

The Age
Monash staff strike over pay
September 15, 2004

Well someone has to do it!