Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty backs the 14 May national protests against the latest $2.3bn university cuts. Protest actions are being organised across the country by the National Tertiary ...
The Macquarie branch is holding and Enterprise Bargaining meeting for professional staff.
Please see the attached poster for details.
Thanks Sean O'Brien
On Wednesday April 30, NTEU Members voted to take further Industrial Action on Tuesday May 14.
Members will be on Strike for 24 Hours and will be picketing the University of Sydney from 7 am.
You can download the flier below which includes information about why members elected to take strike action again. You can also view our Compare the Pair information which lays out the difference between the NTEU's vision for Sydney University and management's lack of one.•
On Monday May 06, the Sydney University Casuals Network held a Yogaction outside the meeting of the University Senate. The action highlighted what managements' claims about "flexibility" mean in reality.
- Bending Over Backwards
- Tied Up in Knots
- Finding Balance
- Management's Own Flexibility
- Table Pose - Be Your Own Office
- Heads Down in Downward Facing Dog
- Keep it All Inside in Child's Pose
- Learn to Play Dead with Savasana
- Standing on Our Heads
You can also read an article in New Matilda written by Sharni Chan, Janin Bredehoft and Claire Parfitt, three of our casual activists.
Professional, academic and ELC staff at the University of New England have put together a terrific video, calling on the management at UNE to engage with its staff on issues affecting the campus, such as a lack of transparency in decision processes and selection panels, a dire loss of collegiality borne out of poor business decisions (like the current trimesterisation model) and the lack of consultation with staff on matters that affect them.
These issues can be alleviated, allowing for a far better workplace for all staff. It just requires leadership with that vision.
English language teachers and academic members of the NTEU taking part in industrial action on 1 May should be congratulated on their solidarity and their determination to send the clearest of signals to an out-of-touch UNE management.