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  1. NTEU University of Sydney Condemns Federal Budget

    Posted 26 August 2014 by Cat Coghlan (University of Sydney)

    Many people have been shocked by the harsh, first Abbott budget.  The proposals to change higher education and for further fee deregulation should not be seen in isolation.

    This Federal Budget ...

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  2. An extra 2.9% in your pay? Thanks NTEU members - Branch News, July 2014

    Posted 31 July 2014 by Adam Knobel (University of Sydney)

    You might notice a 2.9% increase in your pay this month! This pay rise was achieved through the work of NTEU members at the University of Sydney.

    Download our latest Branch Magazine below for more ...

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    NTEU Sydney University News - July 2014

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  3. Member action builds a strong Union and wins great outcomes for general staff

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Adam Knobel (University of Sydney)

    Sydney University Branch have won a great Enterprise Agreement and built a stronger, bigger Branch following 7 days of industrial action in 2013.

    Over 200 new members have joined the NTEU – and ...

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  4. General Meeting 19th March, 1pm Carslaw (LT 365)

    Posted 10 March 2014 by Kaylene Field (University of Sydney)

    The NTEU Branch would like to update members about branch activities in 2014 and how you can get involved at the General Meeting on:

    Wednesday 19th March 2014
    Time: 1pm
    , Venue: Carslaw LT - ...

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  5. Strikes Build Unions and Get Good Agreements

    Posted 25 December 2013 by Shane Reside (University of Sydney)

    For an overview of the Sydney University Enterprise Agreement campaign read the article in November's edition of the Advocate.

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  6. NTEU Members Endorse Draft Enterprise Agreement

    Posted 5 November 2013 by Shane Reside (University of Sydney)

    A meeting of NTEU members on November 4 unanimously endorsed the draft enterprise agreement below with the following motion:

    “This meeting of NTEU members endorse the draft Enterprise ...

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    University of Sydney Draft Enterprise Agreement 2014 -2017

    • Published: 05 Nov, 2013
    • Valid: 05/11/13 - 05/11/13

  7. RECLAIM SYDNEY UNI SENATE: Vote for alumni who care about staff and students

    Posted 8 October 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    Reclaim Sydney Uni Senate: Vote for alumni who care about staff and students

    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:

    • ringing the Development Office on (61) (02) 9036 9222, or
    • emailing the Development Office at alumni.updates@sydney.edu.au, or
    • updating details on the website at http://sydney.edu.au/alumni/contact-us/

    We ask you to share this candidate with your contacts and via social media.

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  8. CELEBRATION - Friday 11 October, 2013

    Posted 4 October 2013 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    NTEU Enterprise Agreement Campaign Celebration.  Friday 11 October, 5pm-7pm, Royal Hotel Abercrombie St Darlington (Upstairs). 
    This week NTEU members voted to accept management's pay offer, and so conclude our campaign for a fair Enterprise Agreement. The long, committed campaign run by NTEU members over the past year has resulted in the protection and expansion of conditions at the University of Sydney.

    We should be proud of the campaign we have fought and the results we have won. Our campaign is one of the biggest that this sector has ever seen, and now we have the chance to celebrate our successes.
    Please join NTEU Members on Friday, 11 Octoberfor a drink to celebrate all that we have achieved.

    RSVP by Wednesday 09 October by emailing Shane Reside in the branch office. (sreside@nteu.org.au)

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    PARTY! Friday October 11, 2013

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  9. In principle agreement reached - 72 hour strike CANCELLED

    Posted 2 October 2013 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    At a very well attended NTEU members’ meeting on Tuesday, October 01, members voted overwhelmingly to accept a new offer from University management to resolve the current enterprise bargaining dispute and therefore to cancel next week’s planned 72-hour strike. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes to members.
    The following motions were passed:
      That this meeting of NTEU members endorses the new offer from the University management.
      This offer includes a 14.5% salary increase to March 2017; a $540 sign-on bonus; one extra concessional day per year during the December/January close down; and, for Academic Staff, 3 research days per year, and, for General Staff, 3 Career Development days per year.
       That this meeting of NTEU members cancels next week’s planned 72 hour strike.

    Motions of thanks were also moved from the floor and passed with acclamation. The bargaining team, campaign committee, branch committee, activists and membership were thanked. As were the students who campaigned with staff, joined the pickets and shared our fight for quality education and quality working conditions. The applause was heartfelt and extended.
    Thank you for your support throughout the campaign. It has been a tremendous collective effort. The gains  made at the bargaining table and the conditions that have been secured are a result of the collective strength and solidarity of the membership. Of that we should all be proud.

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  10. FAQs for Open Day Strike Action - August 31

    Posted 28 August 2013 by Kate Barnsley (University of Sydney)

    Frequently Asked Questions: Open Day Strike and Picket

    1. Why are NTEU members going on strike on Open Day?

    Management’s current pay offer to staff is a real wage cut of 0.5 per cent a year. It is part of a concerted effort by Vice Chancellors across the country to force down the wages of staff in the higher education sector, even as they ask us to work harder for longer.

    At Sydney, student load increased by more than 5 per cent in 2012 alone, yet staff numbers have remained unchanged. Management simply expects us to meet increased demand through increases in our workload and work intensification.

    Management’s claim that anything more than their offer is unaffordable is an attempt to suggest staff are being greedy. However, our pay claim aligns closely with community standards and expectations. Figures released by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations show national system public sector employees received average enterprise agreement wage increases of 3.9% a year in the March quarter 2013. Across the whole national system, wages in enterprise agreements increased 3.7%.

    We deserve a fair pay rise that recognises both our hard work and broader community wage outcomes.

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