6/07/2006

Lecturers dispute at an end.

Like many other final year students awaiting exam results, I'm relieved to see that a resolution has been reached in the stand off between lecturers and the Universities which will mean that exam papers will be marked. Universities are to give lecturers a pay increase of 13.1% over the next 3 years as well as an assurance of an independent review further down the track. Its good to know that the exams that students have been stressing about will be marked. However it is of course too late for those students who have already had their exams cancelled.

The industrial action has lasted for months and it has been clear throughout that the lecturers had a point and that they were certainly entitled to a pay increase. If only the universities could have made this offer two months ago, a lot of unnecessary stress and bother could have been avoided.

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