FLINDERS NOW A LOWEST PAYING UNIVERSITY
Despite the recently announced administrative increase which Flinders staff will receive on 26 February 2010, Flinders has become and will remain one the lowest paying Australian Universities.
Flinders now groups itself as a bottom payer with Central Queensland University, University of Southern Queensland and Charles Darwin University.
This is a significant decline from the mid-range salary position that Flinders occupied for many years
Such a decline does not accord with the Vice-Chancellor's statements to staff in his recent Town Hall meeting, that Flinders was in a "reasonably healthy position" and "revenue would be up in 2010."
Such a decline also does not accord with the 2007 Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities where Flinders was ranked in the top:
10 universities in Australia; 64 universities in the Asia- Pacific region; 400 universities in the world.
GENERAL STAFF SHOULD HAVE A RIGHT TO SEEK A RECLASSIFICATION REVIEW
The University is currently seeking to limit the right of general staff to seek a review of their classification level in a way that would effectively mean that it was no longer available to staff.
The NTEU's position is that such a fundamental work place right is not to be traded off.
No other University in this round of bargaining has made such a demand of its general staff.
C2R2 - PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE IMPLEMENTING THIS BAN
Thank you to members who have advised us that they are implementing the ban on any extra work associated with the C2R2 process.
The significant extra work that has been generated for both academic and general staff members has not been recognised by the University in collective bargaining negotiations.
We therefore ask members to seriously consider participating in this ban and letting us know if you are doing so.
BAN ON EXAM RESULTS
The NTEU is currently reviewing the ban on transmission to the University of assessment and exam results and we will advise members as soon as possible if there is any change.
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
Please contact us by return email or by phoning ext 12656 if you have any questions or comments about this advice.
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