In this episode Claire was joined by Matt McGowan, former General Secretary of the NTEU to discuss the issue of university wage underpayment. Matt shares his views on what's gone wrong and the significant cultural shift needed to address the problem.
While wage underpayment is an issue in the tertiary education sector affecting predominantly, but not exclusively, universities - the solutions may partly end up impacting all providers and that's because of the focus on corporate/institutional governance in a very recent letter from the Fair Work Ombudsman to the Chair of the Universities Accord Panel, Prof. Mary O'Kane. You can access it at: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Senate_estimates/ee/2023-24_budget_estimates/Employment_and_Workplace_Relations (scroll down to Ms Sandra Parker PSM, near the bottom of the webpage, and there is a pdf copy of her letter to Prof. O’Kane)
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