NTEU National Office
On Monday the 21st October: All UoN staff are urged to show support for the Unions in enterprise bargaining.
What you can do:
- Wear union colours (NTEU purple) or T-Shirt to work (if you are ...
Reclaim Sydney Uni Senate: Vote for alumni who care about staff and students
Many at Sydney University were alarmed by the excessive intervention of corporate University Senators in the negotiations of our recent Enterprise Agreement. This was yet another sign that corporate interests dominate Senate at the expense of quality education and democratic representation.
Staff and students believe that Sydney University Senate should represent a broader community committed to educational advancement, rather than narrow sectional interests.
NTEU calls on all graduates of Sydney University to vote for candidates we believe will help redress this balance. We need University Senators who will actively engage in Senate meetings and promote the education-focused mission of the University.
RECLAIM THE SENATE
We endorse the following set of candidates (in this order).
1) Verity Firth
2) Catriona Menzies-Pike
3) Barbara Reed
4) Andrew West
5) Toby Fattore
Ballot papers are being posted on Wednesday 9 October, so if you want to vote you need to make sure the University has your current address details. You can update your details by:
- ringing the Development Office on (61) (02) 9036 9222, or
- emailing the Development Office at email@example.com, or
- updating details on the website at http://sydney.edu.au/alumni/contact-us/
We ask you to share this candidate with your contacts and via social media.
Classes will be cancelled and services closed for 24 hours this Thursday 10 October as RMIT University academic and professional staff strike for their new Enterprise Agreement.
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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 ...
At a very well attended NTEU members’ meeting on Tuesday, October 01, members voted overwhelmingly to accept a new offer from University management to resolve the current enterprise bargaining dispute and therefore to cancel next week’s planned 72-hour strike. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes to members.The following motions were passed:• That this meeting of NTEU members endorses the new offer from the University management.• This offer includes a 14.5% salary increase to March 2017; a $540 sign-on bonus; one extra concessional day per year during the December/January close down; and, for Academic Staff, 3 research days per year, and, for General Staff, 3 Career Development days per year.• That this meeting of NTEU members cancels next week’s planned 72 hour strike.Motions of thanks were also moved from the floor and passed with acclamation. The bargaining team, campaign committee, branch committee, activists and membership were thanked. As were the students who campaigned with staff, joined the pickets and shared our fight for quality education and quality working conditions. The applause was heartfelt and extended.Thank you for your support throughout the campaign. It has been a tremendous collective effort. The gains made at the bargaining table and the conditions that have been secured are a result of the collective strength and solidarity of the membership. Of that we should all be proud.•
Earlier this year, the National Tertiary Education Union warned that a Coalition government was hiding the range and breadth of funding cuts planned to universities.
“Unfortunately, the ...