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  1. VOTE YES in the protected action ballot

    Posted 25 October 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    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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  2. Position Vacant: National Media & Communications Officer

    Posted 24 October 2013 by Joanne Riley (NTEU National Office)

    This position will be responsible for media relations across all media platforms including the provision of advice and guidance to all levels of the Union on free, paid and social media including ...

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  3. UWS members on the picket line

    Posted 23 October 2013 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    1.30pm: Unions NSW have posted some great photos from the picket line at UWS this morning. You can view them here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/unionsnsw/sets/72157636852932023/

    and here on ...

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  4. Media Release: Staff to Strike at UWS Tomorrow, Wed 23 Oct

    Posted 22 October 2013 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    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 ...

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  5. RECLAIM SYDNEY UNI SENATE: Vote for alumni who care about staff and students

    Posted 8 October 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    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 alumni.updates@sydney.edu.au, or
    • updating details on the website at http://sydney.edu.au/alumni/contact-us/

    We ask you to share this candidate with your contacts and via social media.

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  6. NTEU National General Staff Conference, 5-6 November 2013

    Posted 4 October 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    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 ...

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  7. NTEU General Staff Conference 5-6 Nov 2013

    Posted 3 October 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    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 ...

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  8. 2013 edition of Agenda magazine

    Posted 19 September 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    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 ...

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    Agenda vol. 21

    Holding the Line!

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  9. NTEU launches MyStudentDebt.com.au to highlight accumulating HELP debt

    Posted 6 September 2013 by Matthew McGowan (NTEU National Office)

    A first degree shouldn’t cost a second mortgage!

    Australian students have accumulated debt from their university study of over $34 billion. We estimate outstanding HELP debt is ...

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    Fact Sheet
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    My Student Debt fact sheet

  10. If Tony Abbott wins, independent research loses

    Posted 5 September 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has condemned Tony Abbott’s proposed Commission of Audit which will “re-prioritise” about $900 million in annual Australian Research ...

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