06 March 2013

NTEU Planned Industrial Action – Tomorrow, Thursday 7 March

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is taking industrial action this Thursday, 7 March and will be picketing all main entrances to campus from 7am.

The strike has been scheduled because some academic staff members believe the new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) being negotiated between them and the University is unfair. 

An EBA is a voluntary and negotiated agreement between employees (or their union representatives) and their employer. The agreement is designed and tailored specifically to individual workplaces and their environment. 

At the last Board Meeting on 22 February, the USU Board approved a recommendation to support the NTEU’s campaign for a fair enterprise bargain. 

The USU supports EBA processes that are open, accountable and transparent and supports to rights of union members to take industrial action. The NTEU believe that their negotiations have not met this criteria, and for this reason the USU supports their decision. 

If you’d like to know more about the NTEU, the enterprise bargaining process or the planned action, please contact the SRC Education Officers on 9552 9999; or the NTEU USYD branch on 9351 2827.

You can review the following websites for more information:
You can also review the University’s official statement on the matter here: http://sydney.edu.au/news/staff/2576.html?newscategoryid=222&newsstoryid=11078

The USU will continue to operate business as usual on Thursday.  

The Board of Directors
University of Sydney Union

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