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NTEU National Office

Posts tagged with bargaining

  1. Breakthrough for long-term casual workers - but not in higher education

    Posted 6 July 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)


    This week’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision will allow casual workers who can prove they have worked regular hours for a year to request conversion to permanent employment. It ...

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  2. Murdoch Senate letter writing campaign

    Posted 28 March 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Thank you for the almost 600 responses to my invitation to write letters to the members of Murdoch University Senate expressing concerns about the application for termination of the Enterprise ...

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  3. Far reaching implications in Murdoch bargaining dispute (Advocate 24 01)

    Posted 16 March 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Gabe Gooding, WA Division Secretary

    In a move unprecedented in the university sector, Murdoch management applied to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in December last year to terminate the University’s Enterprise Agreement. They did so in tandem with a separate application to the Commission for assistance to try and facilitate the bargaining process for a new Enterprise Agreement. This follows their unsuccessful application to the Federal Court for an injunction against the Union and two officials. Murdoch are continuing with their case against NTEU and the officials that alleges misrepresentation of management’s position in various communications with Union members about

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  4. Round 7 Enterprise Bargaining (Advocate 24 01)

    Posted 16 March 2017 by Sarah Roberts (NTEU National Office)

    Enterprise bargaining is intensifying across the higher education sector, with further sites in Victoria joining WA, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT in active negotiations for new Agreements. 

    Across the sector there is a higher degree of coordination than previously experienced, with the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) representing the employers at many institutions’ negotiations. Similar themes in many of the employers’ claims have emerged, such

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  5. Media Release: Union reminds Universities that increased Indigenous student participation unlikely without commitment to Indigenous staffing targets

    Posted 1 March 2017 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union welcomed Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy 2017-2020, released today.

    National President Jeannie Rea said that the goals to increase Aboriginal and ...

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  6. As 2016 ends…..

    Posted 22 December 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    We wish all NTEU members a safe and restive festive season, but we do not do this naively. 

     We are very well aware that for many university staff this time of year is always difficult as ...

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  7. Aggressive tactics employed against NTEU in bargaining (Advocate 23 03)

    Posted 10 November 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Round 7 bargaining continues to unfold, predominantly in Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. The management agenda in WA, and in Queensland at Griffith and James Cook University (JCU) in particular, is a regressive one, paired with an aggressive approach. At Murdoch University, management has engaged union-busting lawyers to break the NTEU, and is engaging itself in a highly legalistic field battle. 

    Nonetheless, our bargainers persist undaunted, with a successful protected action ballot now under our

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  8. WA VCs’ aggressive new IR approach (Advocate 23 02)

    Posted 28 June 2016 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    By Marty Braithwaite, WA Senior State Organiser

    The recent filing of applications in the Fair Work Commission seeking good faith bargaining orders against NTEU by the management of three WA universities is the latest in a series of signals that vice-chancellors are taking a different and more aggressive approach to industrial relations than ever seen previously in the sector.

    In the lead-up to the 2016 bargaining round they are acting collectively, perhaps for the first time, setting aside their natural antipathy towards collaboration and their claims to unique character and mission in what appears to be an attempt to challenge the influence and success of

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  9. NTEU claims Future of Higher Education Workforce Report a lost opportunity

    Posted 8 February 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) says that today’s release of a report entitled Australian Higher Education Workforce of the Future undertaken by PWC on behalf of the Australian ...

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  10. Round 7 bargaining in universities (Advocate 22 03)

    Posted 17 November 2015 by Sarah Roberts (NTEU National Office)

    As part of 2015 NTEU National Council, a one-day conference was held to discuss and determine claims and strategy for Round 7 bargaining in Australian higher education institutions.

    The conference commenced with an overview of achievements from Round 6 university bargaining, including excellent salary outcomes given the prevailing economic conditions, enforceable targets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, more secure employment for casual employees, further regulation of academic workloads and enforceable rights to appropriate classification for general/professional

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