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Snap survey results show that NTEU members think that the recruitment and selection processes at CSU should be improved.
The NTEU CSU Branch held a snap survey to get quick feedback from members regarding some of our key claims for bargaining. Over 60 members participated in the survey which included questions on ...
Thank you to all the professional/ general staff who participated in the recent NTEU CSU Branch bargaining survey. The survey results are being used to assist bargaining negotiations ...
Wear a purple shirt, a purple hat, a purple badge, or even purple socks. It doesn’t matter what you wear! As long as its purple it will show that you care about making CSU the institution ...•
After providing CSU management with the NTEU 'log of claims' for a new Enterprise Agreement on 22 October 2012, management have finally set a date to meet with unions to begin bargaining. The first ...
After serving the log of claims on 22 October, NTEU CSU Branch has written to management seeking the immediate commencement of bargaining. CSU management have reported that they are waiting for the ...
The CSU NTEU log of claims for enterprise bargaining was served to CSU management on Monday 22 October following overwhelming support from members. Of the many members who participated in the vote, ...
The NTEU CSU Branch has distributed a draft log of claims in preperation for members meetings on Wednesday the 10th and Thursday the 11th of October to vote on the log of claims for Enterprise ...•
Congratulations to CSU Branch on the amazing campaign they have run to enforce the workload provisions of their Enterprise Agreement. This comprehensive win will inspire other Branches in their workload campaigns.
At a conciliation hearing in Wagga with Commissioner Riordan last week, CSU management was forced to accede to NTEU demands on academic workloads. The conciliation was the culmination of meetings over several weeks since appearing before Senior Deputy President Drake. The parties agreed on a number of matters that had been the basis of the dispute.
- strict adherence to the quantitative cap in the 2010 EA
- provision of documents to all staff regarding transparency and equity on workload allocations at the School level
- equivalence in workload allocation between distance education (often online delivery) and internal teaching, and
- cessation of the practice of over allocating, with the responsibility for finding casual assistance no longer resting with academics.
In the end, CSU management agreed to all aspects of the NTEU case, with a recommendation from the Commissioner to provide a 6 week completion period for the 8 reviews with a progress report to him after 3 weeks. Members can nominate an alternative arrangement as well as workload reduction, such as extra conference or research or administrative assistance, equivalent to 2011 and 2012 over allocation.
CSU Branch fought against management disbelief and evasion about over-allocation by arguing for reviews in eight Schools where NTEU members had informed of overload. For these Schools and members, the Branch sought equivalent reduction in workload for overload in 2011 and 2012. Before the conciliation hearing, CSU management proposed to 'repay' overload staff up to a 10% maximum of annual teaching load (103 hours). The Branch rejected this.
Well done to all staff and members involved.