Survey results show that CSU staff are overworked to the point of illness
The NTEU CSU Branch has written to Professor Ross Chambers outlining some of the results of the recent NTEU Annual Survey for 2011 and seeking the widespread teaching-related overload at CSU to be addressed as a matter of priority.
The survey returned some alarming results, revealing that 58 per cent of academics are being overworked to the point of illness. The survey also reveals that 57 per cent of academics have suffered deterioration in family relationships, due to excessive workloads and work related stress. And a staggering 94% of surveyed academics said they frequently work more than their regular weekly hours, with 87% frequently working weekends.The survey also found 58% of respondents reported teaching workloads that breach the new workload regulations contained in the CSU Enterprise Agreement.
260 CSU staff participated in the survey including 134 academic staff.
The NTEU has released campus based media releases regarding these figures, and will also process individual requests for workload review today.
Thank you to the members who participated in the survey and the request for workload review. Your participation is vital to ensuring we can win the campaign for more permanent staff and reasonable workloads.
A copy of the letter to Professor Ross chambers is attached.
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