The framework would allow university leaders to impose wage reductions of up to 15% on employees. Negotiations on the agreement were conducted in secret and the national executive pulled out all the tricks to get approval of the agreement between the union members. Many NTEU members are shocked that their union`s management is supporting this historic attack on workers` wages and conditions. But union members at the University of New England (UNE) recently found that the national executive has reached an agreement with management, with respect to the interests of union members and their explicit wishes. “When similar models were introduced at other universities, this was done with the agreement of the NTEU and its members to negotiate companies,” said the UNE spokesman. The university granted students a seven-day extension for tasks due between September 11 and October 4 and established a central hub for student applications. The university wants to move to an hour-based model, used by 35 out of 37 Australian public universities. University of New South Wales – NO MORE JOB CUTS – August 2017 (PDF version) Every faculty of the university (except Canberra) is being restructured, which… AM: The UNNTEU branch committee has been negotiating a new business exchange agreement with the university`s management for more than two years. In 2018 and 2019, members of the trade union division took industrial action, but THE UN leadership has always delayed the process. Can you give us a background on your corporate trading campaign? What were the main demands of the members and what did management dig on their heads? The intention to extend the leave, including the extended leave envisaged (as part of this agreement), may apply for a contract with the university, i.e.
to acquire 10 days (2 weeks) or 20 days (4 weeks) of additional leave over a 12-month period. This is a third round for this year`s industrial wrestling at UNE, with the Union and management each winning one. But in January, the Fair Work Commission informed management that it could not change the academic workload in an existing school simply because it was transferred to a new faculty (CMM January18). But last month, the Commission backed the administration in a case where it was about what the existing enterprise agreement should have said about fees for casual teaching professionals, contrary to what it actually did. NTEs and casual academics who teach online at the School of Education (CMM) have been lost. Fair Work Act 2009s.185 – Request for approval of a single enterprise agreement The bone of contention is the proposal of the ONE management to introduce an hour-based academic workload model, used in almost every other Australian university. They believe this model will ensure fairness and transparency for staff and a sustainable future for the university. The university presented its model when this round of business bargaining began two years ago; Their position is unchanged, said a spokesman for the UNE.
The most important lesson I have learned from this experience is to do everything in its power to address a decrepit membership. It was the withdrawal of members that was their greatest enemy – apart from the two tangible enemies of management and union bosses – in collective bargaining. Before this “COVID Cave-in” by the NTEU, I thought that THE members of the UNE (and non-members) would need by the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021 to find out who is telling them the truth and learning their lesson lesson. But the COVID`s inseception could have made such a conclusion. The agreement will not penalise the worker with regard to his terms of employment if we have been told that we should not impose our work bans, because management would take us to the Committee on Industry to have them stopped.