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Posts tagged with General Staff

  1. What’s in a Name? General and/or professional – but definitely not ‘non-academic’

    Posted 3 July 2014 by Matthew McGowan (NTEU National Office)

    How often do you hear NTEU representatives mumble ‘General – oh and/or Professional staff’? For our first two decades, the NTEU had two major sections of membership – academic and general. Academics are easily identified as members of that profession and classified as such. Two unions covering academic staff in universities and colleges were part of the original merger to form the NTEU. There were also three General Staff unions covering university and associated staff, and Victorian TAFE staff who were called PACCT staff. Over time, allied sections of other unions in universities joined us along with research and other allied institutions’ staff.

    Describing staff who cover many occupations with many qualifications has become more complex. Universities are favouring the term ‘Professional’, but not everyone has a professional position. There is a ‘third space’ but this is of concern to academics particularly as there is more talk of ‘unbundling’ the academic role. We asked three leading General Staff members to

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  2. Conference for NSW general and professional staff members

    Posted 16 April 2014 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    NTEU New South Wales will hold a conference for general and professional staff at Sydney University on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May.

    The NTEU NSW General and Professional Staff Conference follows on ...

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    NTEU NSW General and Professional Staff Conference - Flyer

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  3. Why I’m involved in my Branch Committee: Greg Trueman

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Adam Knobel (University of Wollongong)

    "I find everyone gets involved in the Branch Committee due to personal reasons. In my case, I joined when my wife had problems with administration. We were both in the CPSU and they didn’t want ...

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  4. Are you interested in being on your local Branch Committee?

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    NTEU is proud of its democratic structure, which includes elected positions at national, state and local levels that are open to all NTEU members. Local Branch Committee roles are two-year terms, ...

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  5. Media Release: University professional staff change the pace on Cup Day

    Posted 4 November 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    University staff are doing thousands of hours of unpaid overtime every year as they try to keep pace with the rate of change, increased enrolments and budget cuts.

    Pausing for a moment, over 120 ...

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  6. NTEU General Staff Conference 5-6 Nov 2013

    Posted 3 October 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU’s National General Staff Conference will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 5-6 November 2013, at the University of Adelaide. Delegates will be coming from all NTEU branches across the ...

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  7. General Staff Classification

    Posted 5 October 2011 by Anne Maguire (University of Wollongong)

    We recently held a seminar for all UoW General Staff on position classification, which had good representation of general staff throughout the university. The seminar, which was organised and run by ...

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  8. New publication for NSW General and Professional staff

    Posted 7 July 2011 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    A new electronic publication for NTEU general and professional staff members was launched yesterday. Stories sourced from across the state highlighted important victories recently won by NTEU general ...

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  9. Union Members Denied Voice in Bargaining

    Posted 23 November 2010 by Jo Kowalczyk (NSW Division)

    On Thursday UOW staff received an email from the Vice-Chancellor that announced a ballot for the approval of an Enterprise Agreement for all general staff. What the email did not say is that, ...

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