The next NTEU Members' Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16, at 1 pm in Carslaw 173.
Thanks to all members who came along to the Staff Christmas party. As the NTEU Sydney Branch Choir sang 'Management is Coming to Town' we gave out around 320 "presents" which were little parcels of lollies with one of our claims from this round of Enterprise Bargaining. The presents were a real talking point and it was a great way to get our message across to staff about our intention to secure a fair agreement that is good for staff, good for students and good for the University.
On Wednesday December 05, the NTEU will be holding a Members’ Meeting where you will decide how we tell management we are not going to accept being treated with contempt. This meeting is vital to securing an Enterprise Agreement and to ensuring your voice is heard.
YOUR CHANCE TO DECIDE: NTEU MEMBERS MEETING
Where: Chemistry Lecture Theatre 2
When:Wednesday, December 05
For more information contact the NTEU Branch office on 02 9351 2827 or email us at email@example.com.
Here is the poster advertisting the upcoming NTEU Members' Meeting on Wednesday, November 21 which will feature Grahame McCulloch, NTEU General Secretary.
Please download, print, and poster your ...
One year after Management confirmed they wanted to sack staff at the University of Sydney, they are still treating us with disrespect.
Staff say enough is enough! In the end, because of our involvement and activity, management didn't get what they wanted with the job cuts. Together we can make them hear our ideas for a fair Agreement that treats staff with respect.
Michael Thomson, NTEU Sydney Uni Branch President, urges members to come to a meeting to discuss our current round of Enterprise Bargaining and its connection with the No Job Cuts Campaign.
NTEU MEMBERS' MEETING: Enterprise Bargaining and the Anniversary of the No Job Cuts Campaign
Featuring Grahame McCulloch - NTEU General Secretary
When:Wednesday, November 21
Don't let management water down our conditions and make jobs at the University of Sydney less secure.
This motion of support was passed unanimously at the NTEU Members' Meeting on Wednesday, November 07.
More than 600 construction workers were on strike for nine weeks in August-October 2012 at the Queensland Children’s Hospital construction site, in pursuit of a union agreement and equal pay for all workers on the site whatever subcontractors they work for.
The chief contractor, Abigroup, eventually conceded the workers’ just demands and the workers returned to work on October 02.
The University of Sydney Branch of the NTEU therefore:
1. Condemns Abigroup for its legal attack on community activist Bob Carnegie in relation to his role in this dispute;
2. Believes that this legal attack is an attempt to intimidate every community activist who may in future wish to assist workers in obtaining justice;
3. Calls on the Gillard Government to repeal the clauses in the Fair Work legislation that allow employers to take out injunctions against trade union officials undertaking union duties during industrial disputes;
4. Publicises Bob Carnegie's and the Trade Union Defence Committee's campaign for Abigroup to drop the charges; and
5. Requests the NSW Division of the NTEU support this campaign and consider donating to the campaign.
According to the campaign website donations can be posted to Ian Curr, PO Box 5093, West End, Brisbane, Qld 4101. We will update this post when bank details become available.
The next NTEU Members’ Meeting is on Wednesday, November 21 and will feature NTEU General Secretary, Grahame McCulloch. Grahame will be discussing the signifcance of our current round of Enterprise Bargaining at the University of Sydney and our role in the national context.
NTEU MEMBERS MEETING:
When:Wednesday, November 21
In conjunction with the National Union of Students (NUS), NTEU is relaunching and revitalising Bluestocking Week across the country (13 - 17 August 2012). As part of our celebration of women in Higher Education, the Sydney University Branch of the NTEU is calling a meeting of women members on Tuesday, August 14 at 12 Noon. In addition to providing a place for women in the Union to get together, we also hope establish an NTEU women’s network at the Sydney Branch.
Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP if you are attending.
BLUESTOCKING WEEK - MEETING OF WOMEN MEMBERS
Where: NTEU Meeting Room (201) - Transient Building
When: Tuesday, August 14
Time: 12 Noon.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 13.
The Log of Claims for this round of Enterprise Bargaining at the University of Sydney was lodged with management today.
Thanks to all members who gave feedback during the process.
You can download the Log of Claims here:
This version of the Log of Claims supercedes all previous versions.
Members attending the NTEU Members Meeting on Wednesday, July 18, unanimously passed a motion of support for the Toll Workers on strike in Victoria.
The motion of support reads:
Workers employed by Toll at the Coles Somerton distribution centre do the same work, organising and distributing the same goods to the same Coles supermarkets, as those employed in other Coles distribution centres in Melbourne, but are employed on lower wages and worse conditions. Through taking strike action, these workers are pursuing a new collective agreement that would provide parity in pay and conditions with their colleagues at other distribution centres.
This meeting of the members of the Sydney University Branch of the National Tertiary Education Union expresses its support for the workers at the Toll-operated Coles distribution centre in Somerton who commenced indefinite protected strike action on Tuesday 10th July.
In addition to supporting the action, Members are also encouraged to donate to the National Union of Workers Somerton Relief Fund:
Account Name: NUW Vic Coles Somerton Relief Fund
BSB Number: 063 074
Account Number: 10014540
Branch: Commonwealth Bank
We will be advising members of any solidarity events here in Sydney in the e-Bulletin and on our