Over the past 18 months NTEU has achieved many significant outcomes for sessional staff.
The Union Collective Agreement we negotiated with the senior Swinburne management group:
With the support of sessional NTEU members we have:
In 2012 we will be negotiating the next Union Collective Agreement for all Swinburne staff. We want sessional staff to not only be included in determining what will be in the Agreement, we want sessional staff to be the loudest voice of all. To have your voice heard, you must be a member of NTEU. We have heavily discounted fully tax deductible membership rates ($55 to $110 per annum) for sessional staff because we recognise for many sessional staff the income and job security is precarious. We want to change this and we need your help to do this. Just think, 2 years ago separate marking payments were virtually unheard of – this month, they are a workplace right. In 2012 we want to achieve even more.
We will be calling all sessional staff members together before Semester One 2012 to plan how we will campaign for better job security and better wages. To be part of this group, please join NTEU today.
For more information on the outcomes NTEU has won for sessionals or how you can join NTEU call us on 9214 8162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can contact Josh Cullinan directly on 0416 241 763 or Wayne on 0438 333 665. We can also arrange an appointment to discuss these issues and how joining NTEU can deliver for you and your colleagues.
Josh Cullinan & Wayne Cupido on behalf of
NTEU Swinburne Branch Committee
Ps – if you are already an NTEU Member, please ask your colleagues to join and stay tuned for your invite to the Swinburne Sessionals Campaign Committee meeting in 2012!