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Over 150 UWS staff and students protested planned job and course cuts this morning. Their passion and dedication shows there is a high level of interest in keeping these courses and protecting staff jobs.Credit: Gary Warrick, Fairfax Media
The following media outlets have covered the story:
- The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/western-sydney-uni-staff-protest-over-cuts/story-fn3dxiwe-1226521093525
- ABC News: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-21/staff-to-protest-as-university-cuts-courses/4383664?section=nsw
- ABC 702: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/11/21/3637659.htm
- Parramatta Sun: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/1136018/uws-students-angry-over-course-cutbacks/?cs=1245
- Yahoo!7: http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/local/15432495/staff-to-protest-as-university-cuts-courses/
- Penrith Star: http://www.penrithstar.com.au/story/1136112/uni-cuts-alarm-students/?cs=1247
Yesterday, the NTEU wrote to the Vice Chancellor of Sydney University seeking an urgent meeting regarding rumours of widespread redundancies. We called on management to either deny the persistent rumours or provide staff with information about their plans.
We have had quite a good media response to the story, and university management's initial reaction is in today's Australian. Of particular concern to us is that the "spokesman for the university" did not deny the rumours.
To read the story online, visit: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/sydney-to-slash-staff-union-warns/story-e6frgcjx-1226194945964
Our original press release is attached below.
The NTEU CSU 2011 Annual Survey has returned some alarming results, revealing that 58 per cent of academics are being overworked to the point of illness. The survey also reveals that 57 per cent of academics have suffered deterioration in family relationships, due to excessive workloads and work related stress.
A staggering 94% of surveyed academics said they frequently work more than their regular weekly hours, with 87% frequently working weekends. The survey also found 58% of respondents reported teaching workloads that breach the new workload regulations contained in the CSU Enterprise Agreement.
NTEU CSU Branch has written to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) outlining some of the results and seeking the widespread teaching-related overload at CSU to be addressed as a matter of priority. You can read a copy of the letter here.
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