University of Adelaide leaves industrial body

Friday, 4 June 1999

The University of Adelaide has decided to leave the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) - the organisation that represents 'employers' in the Australian university sector.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mary O'Kane, said today that the University was a unique entity that required a unique approach to industrial issues.

"As we enter a new Enterprise Bargaining round within the University, I am very much focussed on ensuring the best outcomes for our staff and the University as a whole," she said.

"AHEIA's focus is necessarily on the entire sector which includes a diversity of universities, all with different strengths, weaknesses and priorities.

"I am confident we can advance the interests of the University of Adelaide more effectively outside AHEIA."

The decision means the University will represent itself before the Industrial Relations Commission and in negotiations with relevant unions.


Contact Details

Ms Robyn Mills
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 410 689 084

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762