Unis offered as few as 1 in 100 casuals permanent status in 2021. Why aren’t conversion rules working for these staff?

Twenty years’ experience of casual conversion clauses in Australian universities’ employment agreements shows these have not reduced the number of casual staff they employ. No one should be surprised at how few offers of conversion to permanent employment have been made following changes to the National Employment Standards (NES) in March this year. Universities have reportedly offered fewer than 1 in 100 casual staff permanent status since then.

Source: Unis offered as few as 1 in 100 casuals permanent status in 2021. Why aren’t conversion rules working for these staff?

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