The Swinburne Branch of the National Tertiary Education Union surveyed* staff in Higher Education and Vocational Education to examine work intensification and stress levels.
The overwhelming response is a workforce that is struggling with unrealistic workloads and exhibiting acute levels of stress.
A 2022 meeting of NTEU members at Swinburne resolved to collect testimonials from staff to add a voice to these statistics. Here we share just some of the responses we received from
professional, teaching and academic staff in both HE and VE. The responses reveal significant OH&S risks in the Swinburne community.