NTEU MQ academic members are being asked to VOTE YES in a ballot to authorise protected industrial action. Ballot papers must be returned by post to arrive at the AEC by 11 November at 10 am.
Management are not genuinely engaging with the issues and concerns NTEU members have raised at the bargaining table. During negotiations for the Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement, NTEU has been tabling flagship claims, arguing for them and indicating where we would be prepared to compromise in the interests of reaching agreement. Improvements members are seeking in the new Enterprise Agreement include:
- Updated and more realistic workload model components and improved regulation of workloads.
- Better provisions on Indigenous employment to address Macquarie’s poor record in this regard.
- Expanded career entry opportunities and better job security for early career academics.
- Reduction of casualisation.
- Better access to OSP.
- Provisions to assist staff dealing with domestic violence.
- Greater staff participation in decision-making, better consultation processes and stronger appeal rights.
It is now over 5 months since we served our first log of claims, but little progress has been made. We must persuade management to show members due respect by prioritising bargaining and matching the NTEU’s effort to draft clauses in serious pursuit of settlement.
We think it is time NTEU members had the option of taking action to help us persuade management to take bargaining seriously. We must insist they prioritise bargaining in order to come to an agreement that respects and values staff and the work we do to deliver high quality education, by providing improved working conditions at Macquarie.
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NTEU members at the University of Western Sydney are staging a half day strike tomorrow Wednesday October 23rd. They will picket the university’s main Parramatta South campus. With very little ...
Reclaim Sydney Uni Senate: Vote for alumni who care about staff and students
Many at Sydney University were alarmed by the excessive intervention of corporate University Senators in the negotiations of our recent Enterprise Agreement. This was yet another sign that corporate interests dominate Senate at the expense of quality education and democratic representation.
Staff and students believe that Sydney University Senate should represent a broader community committed to educational advancement, rather than narrow sectional interests.
NTEU calls on all graduates of Sydney University to vote for candidates we believe will help redress this balance. We need University Senators who will actively engage in Senate meetings and promote the education-focused mission of the University.
RECLAIM THE SENATE
We endorse the following set of candidates (in this order).
1) Verity Firth
2) Catriona Menzies-Pike
3) Barbara Reed
4) Andrew West
5) Toby Fattore
Ballot papers are being posted on Wednesday 9 October, so if you want to vote you need to make sure the University has your current address details. You can update your details by:
- ringing the Development Office on (61) (02) 9036 9222, or
- emailing the Development Office at email@example.com, or
- updating details on the website at http://sydney.edu.au/alumni/contact-us/
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NTEU’s National General Staff Conference will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 5-6 November 2013, at the University of Adelaide. Delegates will be coming from all NTEU branches across the ...
The 2013 edition of NTEU's annual women's magazine, Agenda, is now available online. All NTEU women members will receive a copy in the post shortly.
We're proud of this edition, which is packed with ...