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The NTEU Sydney University Protected Industrial Action Ballot opened on Friday, February 01. Ballot papers have been mailed out to members' home addresses and you should receive yours on Monday or Tuesday this week.
Don't forget to Vote! If you need a reason, here are 10 of them.•
While NTEU Members are working towards achieving an Enterprise Agreement that is fair and good for staff, students and the University community, management appears to have quite a different agenda. Below are some of their proposed changes, which include significant rollbacks to conditions we have already fought for and won.
1. MANAGING CHANGE
• Reduction in the obligations for managers to consult with staff about workplace change.
• Removal of processes that require managers to produce formal change documents.
2. REVIEWS COMMITTEES
• Abolition of ALL review committees from the Enterprise Agreement including those that deal with unsatisfactory performance, misconduct and redundancy.
• Abolition of ALL commitments to prevent and eliminate discriminatory employment practices.
4. INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM
• Abolition of ALL Intellectual Freedom protections from the Enterprise Agreement including staff rights to participate in and criticise the governance of the University free from harassment, vilification and•
As a result of University Management failing to engage with the NTEU at the bargaining table, members voted to take the first steps towards Industrial Action. Following your decision at the last meetings, the NTEU made an application in Fair Work Australia to hold an Industrial Action ballot. Fair Work Australia has approved the NTEU's application for a protected Industrial Action ballot. The ballot is organised by the Australian Electoral Commission and ballot papers will be sent to members at home. This will give us the option to take industrial action as teaching starts. Members' meetings will determine any action we take. The ballot will open this Friday, February 01 and close at 10 am on Friday, February 15.
If the AEC does not receive your paper by the close of the election, it will not count. So make sure you vote early. We need more than 50% of members to vote in the ballot.
It is important you vote and that you encourage all NTEU members to vote.•
Members' Meeting - Industrial Action Ballot: Getting the Vote Out!
When: Wednesday, January 30
Where: Carslaw 175
Time: 1 pm
At the bargaining meeting on 23 January 2013, the NTEU bargaining team advanced your claims for greater respect at work through the inclusion of enforceable bullying and harassment clauses in the EA, your claims for general staff career development opportunities, short term secondments, job exchange and rights for internal applicants for jobs and your claims for the creation of greater job security through Early Career Development Fellowship and Scholarly Teaching Fellow•
The next NTEU Members' Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16, at 1 pm in Carslaw 173.Member’s Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 16Where: Carslaw 173Time: 1 pm
The University Management are not engaging with the NTEU at the bargaining table. This means that Members' Meetings are especially important as we need to decide how we are going to tell management they cannot treat our claims disrespectfully. We have begun planning for industrial action. Please come along to these important meetings and please encourage your work mates to attend too.
Members who have items for the agenda of this meeting please let the Branch Office know. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 9351 2827.•
Thanks to all members who came along to the Staff Christmas party. As the NTEU Sydney Branch Choir sang 'Management is Coming to Town' we gave out around 320 "presents" which were little parcels of lollies with one of our claims from this round of Enterprise Bargaining. The presents were a real talking point and it was a great way to get our message across to staff about our intention to secure a fair agreement that is good for staff, good for students and good for the University.•
On Wednesday December 05, the NTEU will be holding a Members’ Meeting where you will decide how we tell management we are not going to accept being treated with contempt. This meeting is vital to securing an Enterprise Agreement and to ensuring your voice is heard.
YOUR CHANCE TO DECIDE: NTEU MEMBERS MEETING
Where: Chemistry Lecture Theatre 2
When:Wednesday, December 05
For more information contact the NTEU Branch office on 02 9351 2827 or email us at email@example.com.•
Here is the poster advertisting the upcoming NTEU Members' Meeting on Wednesday, November 21 which will feature Grahame McCulloch, NTEU General Secretary.
Please download, print, and poster your ...•