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Swinburne underpaid staff $2m

Swinburne University has reported itself to the Fair Work Ombudsman after an investigation found more than 1800 current and former staff had been underpaid between 2017 and 2023. The investigation found 1699 employees – including casual lecturers, unit conveners, research assistants and ...

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JCU finds more underpaid staff

James Cook University (JCU) has launched a review into its payroll system amid concerns thousands of staff have been underpaid.  The “historical compliance concerns” relate to casual employee payments across the north Queensland university, which has staff mainly based in Cairns ...

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Students, staff demand paid work placement

Union students and workers rallied in Sydney CBD last Friday to demand an end to unpaid placements that exclude low-SES students from some courses and cause 'placement poverty' for many. The Australian Services Union and Students Against Placement Poverty put ...

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