"This meeting of NTEU members is outraged by the university management's withdrawal from collective bargaining negotiations.
We demand the immediate resumption of negotiations and an indication of management’s intentions on this by Friday 13 March
In the event that management fails to agree to meet by the 16th of March, this meeting calls on the Branch Committee to convene a members' meeting on Wednesday 18 March to determine a campaign of industrial action".
"If negotiations resume as demanded, a meeting of members should be called for March 25 to consider whether satisfactory progress in relation to our claim has been made and to consider any appropriate action."
"The University of Melbourne Branch of the NTEU sends a strong message of support and solidarity to the NTEU members at Victoria University who are collectively opposing illogical and unwarranted mass sackings, attack on work loads and working condition on their campus. The University of Melbourne Branch whole heartedly endorses the industrial campaign launched by the members at VU. The University of Melbourne branch encourages its own members to find ways to provide assistance and encouragement to the members at VU if actions are called.
The threatened mass sackings at VU are totally ill considered and without basis. Along with other unions and communities we condemn the VU management especially the Vice Chancellor of VU."