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  1. No Job Cuts: An Open Letter to the Chancellor

    Posted 5 June 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)


    On June 04, 22 Academics and Emeriti sent an open letter to Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir, the Chancellor of the University of Sydney. In it they protest the job cuts at the University of Sydney, reminding the Chancellor of the damage this process has done both to staff and to the reputation of the University. They say, '[m]orale in many departments is extremely low because staff members are aware that valued colleagues have been unfairly targeted.  Everyone knows that these staff were fully “pulling their weight,” and that what happened to them could have happened to any academic staff member....' 


    Their letter begins like this:


    Your Excellency,


    We, the undersigned, senior academic staff members and emeriti, write to appeal for your urgent intervention to prevent injustice to the twenty-three colleagues who received redundancy notices on Monday 7 May.

    We consider that a profoundly unfair process of retrenchment has been implemented, with arbitrary and inequitable impact, and with grave damage both to staff morale and to the University’s public and professional reputation.  We think that some of this damage can be counteracted, and some injustice rectified, but urgent action is required to do this.


     To read the rest of the letter, please download the PDF below.


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  2. Members Meeting

    Posted 22 May 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    The next NTEU Members' Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 30. The focus will be on Enterprise Bargaining 2012, the Draft Academic workload formula, and the No Job Cuts Campaign.

    NTEU Members' Meeting

    Where: Carlsaw 175

    When: Wednesday, May 30.

    Time: 1pm

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  3. No Job Cuts: Article in Australian Financial Review - 09 May 2012

    Posted 9 May 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    Here is the pdf of an article by Primrose Riordan about the redundancies at the University of Sydney. It was published in the Australian Financial Review on Wednesday, 09 May.

    (145 KB) - PDF

    AFR: Protests Force Redundanct Rethink

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  4. No Job Cuts: Members Meeting

    Posted 8 May 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    There will be an NTEU Members' Meeting on Wednesday, May 16. We will be discussing the Job Cuts Campaign and Enterprise Bargaining.


    Where: Carslaw 175

    When:  Wednesday, 16 May

    Time: 1pm

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  5. No Job Cuts: Review of Redundancy Decision

    Posted 8 May 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    The Redundancy Review Process

    The University is currently issuing redundancy notices to staff identified through the change management process.

    If you receive a Notice of Redundancy you should also receive a form that asks you to select one of three options:

      • Accept the offer of Voluntary Redundancy
      • Seek redeployment
      • Seek a review of the redundancy decision

    Clause 283 in the Enterprise Agreement entitles a staff member who receives a Notice of redundancy to seek a review of the decision. You will have four weeks to decide your preferred option; in most cases this will mean making an election by 1 June 2012.

    The NTEU encourages you to seek a Review and we will provide members advocacy support through the

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  6. No Job Cuts: Staff and Student Rally and March

    Posted 30 April 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    The University of Sydney Senate meets next on Monday, May 07.  This is also the day that University management will be issuing redundancy notices.

    The NTEU will be joining USyd students in lobbying the Senate meeting and protesting the job cuts. There will be a short Rally in the Main Quad, followed by a march to the Senate meeting at the Darlington Centre.

    Come along and let the Senate know that staff and students say No Job Cuts at Sydney Uni.


    Where: Meet at the Main Quad, then march to the Senate meeting at the Darlington Centre

    When: Monday, May 07

    Time: 1 pm -

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  7. No Job Cuts: UPDATE Staff and Student Referendum - Vote No Job Cuts

    Posted 26 April 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)


    On Wednesday, May 02 Polling Booths will be at Jane Foss Russell, outside Fisher and on Eastern Ave.

    They will be open until 6 pm tonight.

    On Tuesday, 01 May and Wednesday, 02 May the SRC and SUPRA are holding a ballot of all staff and students about the job cuts. The vote is an opportunity for the entire University community to ask whose interests Management represent, if not the interests of students and staff?  Bring your friends, colleagues and encourage your students to cast a vote for fair work and a fair education. 

    Where:           Booths will be at Jane Foss Russell, Fisher and Manning

    When:            Tuesday, 01 May and Wednesday, 02 May

    Time:              8 am – 6 pm.

    In order to vote you must bring along a current student or staff card.

    If you have some time, and would like to help, the organisers are keen for people to help. Check out either the Nteu USyd or the  Save Usyd Jobs profile pages on Facebook and sign up if you are interested.

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  8. No Job Cuts: Information for Work Group Meetings

    Posted 24 April 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    For those of you going through the work group meetings at the moment, here is some information about the process and about the kinds of questions you might want to ask in the meetings.



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  9. No Job Cuts: Members Meeting

    Posted 18 April 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    Our next NTEU members' meeting will be on Wednesday, 02 May. The NTEU will be reporting back on the No Job Cuts campaign and we will also be discussing our 2012 Enterprise Bargaining round.

    ***This ...

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  10. No Job Cuts: Leaflet Drop in Victoria Park

    Posted 18 April 2012 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    Due to concerns about the weather, the event has been postponed until Tuesday, May 01*

    On Tuesday, May 01* the NTEU will be holding an event in Victoria Park before work, from 8 am - 9 am. We will ...

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