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.
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:
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Staff at the University of Sydney are taking the extraordinary measure of striking tomorrow (Saturday 31 August) on the university’s Open Day. It’s the 7th day of strike action since March over stalled collective agreement negotiations.
University staff will gather at the main gates on campus to explain to prospective students – and their families – the reasons for their collective bargaining campaign and how deteriorating staff working conditions will affect the quality of education and the conditions of learning.
NTEU Branch President Michael Thomson said it was a serious issue but the union action at Open Day would also be fun and informative, with barbeques, balloons, and music laid