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NSW: Sydney Uni staff under attack


Staff at Sydney University are facing the most serious attack on pay and conditions yet seen at any Australian university. A draft Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) put forward by university management in December 2012 is aimed squarely at reducing staff wages, undermining union rights and preparing the ground for future cuts.

This attempt by management to undermine pay and conditions comes hot on the heels of staff cuts that took place in 2011-12. Faced with opposition to the cuts from students and staff, management was forced to lower its job cuts targets. Some of the biggest protests seen in a decade were held on the campus...