An attempt by another union to block an agreement for casual been thrown out in the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) failed to block the approval of the CPSU NSW-backed Agreement for Southern Cross University. The union, which covers academics, claimed casuals who voted were not “employed at the time” of the access period and vote. The FWC instead found the employees had accepted offers of continuing employment.
In 2022, the NTEU urged its members to reject the agreement, which had been supported by the CPSU NSW, which pointed to improvements for employees in accessing benefits such as flextime and the right to disconnect.