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September 18, 2006

Beer prices still outrageous – There is no agreement on possible price reductions at the bar-formerly-known-as- Eastside despite VUWSA and the Union meeting amicably on the bar’s future direction.

September 11, 2006

Both Universities and unions are happy with pay rises of between 6% and 7.5% for general staff and 4% and 5.5% for general university staff in the newest pay agreements that will expire mid-2007.

September 4, 2006

Nominations for the three vacant positions on the University Council from the Court of Convocation have closed with just three entrants, meaning that there will be no election and only one new member to the Council.

August 7, 2006

The release of the VUWSA budget has been delayed yet again, this time in a scramble of cost-cutting that, if not effective, may lead to an increased student levy.

July 31, 2006

THE RESIDENTIAL Tenancies (Damage Insurance) Amendment Bill will protect flatting students from being liable for damage they have not caused, according to a submission by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA).

July 24, 2006

THE RELEASE of the VUWSA budget, due last Wednesday, has been delayed a further two weeks in order to reduce the predicted deficit.

July 24, 2006

THE ASSOCIATION of University Staff (AUS) has once again backed down on its goal of a Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA) for university staff, instead opting for separate salary increase requests.

July 17, 2006

VICE-CHANCELLOR Pat Walsh is inviting submissions on Vic’s Campus Redevelopment Framework, which sets out the strategy for the University’s development over the next decade.

June 27, 2006

Negotiations are under way on the future design of the Victoria campuses over the next ten years, and how accommodation and social spaces for students will be handled.

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