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MEMBERS MEETING TOMORROW
Where: Carslaw 175
When: Wednesday 14 March - TOMORROW
Time: 1 pm
We need a big showing at our mass meeting in the main quad on Wednesday, March 07. We will be outside the Vice Chancellor’s office and this will be a great opportunity to show management how we feel about the cuts.
ALL STAFF AND STUDENT MASS-MEETING
Where: Main Quad
When: Wednesday, 07 March
Time: 1 pm
If the weather is wet we will hold the meeting inside in the Old Geology Lecture Theatre (in the Edgeworth David Building on Science Rd, across from the Footbridge Theatre).•
If you would like to speak to your students about the job cuts and promote the mass meeting in the first week of teaching, we have prepared some powerpoint slides for you to download.•
On Monday, 27 February, the NTEU Sydney University Branch submitted a request for further information about management's Final Change Proposal.
In our letter we demanded more information from the University, including information about how staff were selected for redundancy, whether further redundancies are slated, student enrollment numbers, capital expenditures, and information about the University's assessment of the impacts of their proposal on casualisation and workplace health and safety. We also demanded that the university halt all non-contracted capital expenditure.
You can read our response in full below.•
Last week, the Vice Chancellor said that he thought the job cuts at Sydney University were a sign of responsible management of the University and so, were good for staff morale.
The NTEU thinks that ...•
The NTEU rejects university management’s stated justification for their proposed job cuts. The NTEU met with management on the morning of Monday February 13 as part of formal dispute proceedings, and we were unsatisfied with their responses to our questions.
As a result, the NTEU is demanding that the university management provide the information it claims demonstrates the need for widespread cuts.
On Monday February 13, the NTEU Sydney Branch wrote to the Vice Chancellor seeking information including:
- The costings of the University's infrastructure projects;
- The costings of planned job cuts;
- Information and data relating to management's claims regarding their budget forecasting failures, especially since these failures appear to represent a "decrease in annual growth" rather than a dimunition of income;
- Information about the impact of management's proposals on insecure work and casualisation and workloads for existing staff.
We have requested that management respond to our letter by 5 pm on Wednesday February 15. Management’s response will be reported to the next NTEU Members’ Meeting on Thursday.
You can read the full letter below.•
Here is the NTEU USYD Branch's initial response to the University of Sydney's Formal Change Proposal 2012 Budget Strategy, released on Friday, February 3.
These are the motions passed by the NTEU members who attended the members meeting on February 1, 2012.
There will be another meeting this Wednesday (February 8th) where we will discuss our response to the University's Formal Change Proposal. The NTEU will also report on the progress of the campaign so far.
Where: Carslaw Lecture Theatre, 273.
When: Wednesday, February 08.
Bdg 166, Old Metallurgy Bdg Parkville Campus
University of Melbourne
Phone: 03 8344 6828
Branch Industrial Organiser