Results Bans lifted, but NTEU members vow to fight on for better job security
NTEU members at UNSW met yesterday to discuss the Enterprise Agreement negotiations and ongoing industrial action. After serious discussion, members decided to remove the results bans in place since late November and resolved to continue with a strategic campaign designed to exert maximum pressure on University management.
The message from those present at the meeting was clear and emphatic – that NTEU members at UNSW deserve the right to secure ongoing employment and that they are willing to fight hard to bring UNSW conditions in line with other GO8 Universities. There was a lot of discussion about the need to broaden the campaign in the coming months and members urged those present to talk to others about joining with their union colleagues.
A UNSW campaign planning meeting will be held in early February to decide the many and varied actions that will take place in the coming year. If you have been inspired by the members who have sacrificed pay when stood down by the University, you should get involved. If you want better conditions and a more inclusive University you should get involved. NTEU members at UNSW are stronger together!
“Union action is the only way workers have won rights and better conditions in the past. UNSW management have made it clear that this is still necessary. That’s why we’ve taken a stand,” said Diane Fieldes, casual staff member at UNSW, who was stood down as part of the action.