BY IAN CROUCH
Staff at the University of Newcastle have voted to take industrial action after negotiations for a new enterprise bargaining agreement stalled.
The National Tertiary Education Union fears management want to wind back protections which would make it easier to sack staff.
The union is also calling for a range of improvements including improved job security, equal superannuation for all staff and paid domestic violence leave.
From July 4, staff will no longer take calls from management outside business hours or take part in the staff appraisal process.
The university says the industrial action won't have an impact on students.