In partnership with the NTEU Victoria Division, GSA is lodging a submission to the Senate Inquiry on unlawful underpayment of employees’ remuneration.

Our Policy team is seeking testimonials (anonymous or named) from graduate students at the University of Melbourne who have experienced forms of underpayment (aka wage theft). This may be in University employment, or in jobs you have had elsewhere as a student.

Testimonials should be up to 800 words focusing on:

  • The forms of and reasons for wage theft and whether it is regarded by some businesses as a standard practice
  • The best means of identifying and uncovering wage and superannuation theft, including ensuring that those exposing wage/superannuation theft are adequately protected from adverse treatment

Submissions should be short, sharp and compelling.  Dates and estimates of personal losses should be included.  The objective of a testimonial and the purpose of our submission is to expose systemic wage theft practices that are impacting graduate students.  This Senate Inquiry is not a mechanism for recovering wages however this is one of the goals of the broader NTEU Casuals Campaign.

Submissions are sought by this Wednesday February 5th emailed to Natasha Abrahamsnatasha.abrahams@gsa.unimelb.edu.au.

If you would like further information on how to draft your submission, feel free to get in touch with Natasha.

NTEU Wage Theft investigation page


Clint Rodgers