Workload models work miracles
Through 2011 NTEU members in a number of Faculties and Schools campaigned successfully to have a collegially-developed workload model (as required under our Enterprise Agreement) implemented in their Schools.
Feedback from members about the positives that have come from their successful campaigns include:
- Workloads are now distributed more fairly
- Staff know well in advance of Semester commencing their teaching load and this allows for proper preparation rather than feeling behind the eight-ball as the Semester starts
- A bully left the university because having a workload model stripped him of the capacity of playing favourites or penalising staff with workload distribution;
- Staff who had been “protected” from taking a teaching load under a workload model that had not been collegially developed are now taking a fairer share of the teaching workload
- All work being performed is being taken into account when teaching load is distributed
- Intercampus travelling time is being taken into account
- Staff feeling like they were being treated like adults
- Increased productivity, because staff weren’t feeling distressed and spending time venting
Members working in areas that do not have a collegially-developed Workload model are welcome to contact for advice on how to get a collegially-developed workload model up and running in your workplace.