Meida Release: Murdoch Academic Staff to Go Ahead with Results Ban
Despite legal attempts by Murdoch Management, plans by academic staff members of the National Tertiary Education Union to ban the recording and transmission of student results will go ahead next week. Lawyers for Murdoch Management argued today in Fair Work Australia that the planned industrial action was unprotected and should not be allowed to go ahead. However Murdoch Managementï¿½s case was dismissed on all counts.
This ban on transmission of results is part of NTEUï¿½s campaign for new collective agreements at Murdoch University. Dr Marian Kemp NTEU Murdoch Branch Acting President said ï¿½We have established an exemptions and hardship committee to ensure that students are not unduly disadvantaged by our actions. The NTEU is being supported by the Murdoch Student Guild as they understand that having appropriately paid staff with decent working conditions benefits the whole University community.ï¿½
Dr Lyn Bloom, NTEU WA Division Secretary said ï¿½The NTEU wants to preserve high quality educational outcomes for Murdoch students and this can only be achieved by Murdoch staff having fair and equitable pay and working conditionsï¿½. Dr Bloom continued ï¿½we now call upon Murdoch Management to meet with the NTEU to negotiate new agreements as soon as possibleï¿½.
Murdoch members will be meeting on Tuesday November 24, to determine any additional action. The meeting will be addressed by NTEU National General Secretary Grahame McCulloch.
For further comment please contact Dr Lyn Bloom, NTEU WA Division Secretary 0417 930 113