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The University Of Melbourne Enterprise Agreement

An online push survey on the agreement was submitted to members to give a vine leaf to the agreement. On Tuesday, June 2, members of La Trobe NTEU saw the details of the agreement and were informed by the Victorian office that they would be questioned less than 48 hours later, from Thursday to Saturday. Although the NTEU and other unions were right to deplore the government`s request for a vote to amend the enterprise agreement from seven days to 24 hours, these standards did not apply in the la Trobe union polls. www.megaphone.org.au/…/university-of-melbourne-… Staf… The challenge now is to resist attacks on many local fronts. But the campaign against the national framework for labour protection offers a valuable guide to action. While the approach of the union leadership has encouraged the management of the university, the opposition to it has rejuvenated the rank and activism of the files. Ranking and file groups have formed across the country. Members become activists for the first time and learn how to organize collaborators.

NTEU activist and NTEU national councillor Alma Torlakovic said: „Wage cuts do not save jobs. The management of the university attacked the employees in the good times, and now they are attacking them in the wrong. The support of these agreements indicates that workers are an easy target and that we will pay for a crisis that we have not caused. They reject them by protecting enterprise agreements and protecting enterprise agreements and by telling the federal state and the federal states that they must make up for the deficit elsewhere. Ruth Jelley, Acting Secretary of Melbourne`s NTEU University, asks what the real stakes are in the university`s proposed job cuts and calls for a return to the fundamentals of public higher education. The University of Melbourne is one of more than a dozen tertiary institutions that have rejected the union`s negotiated employment protection framework with the higher education sector to save about 12,000 jobs. The second form of attack, after the defeat of the national framework, implies that the university leadership must marginalize the union and unilaterally impose wage cuts. These include the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong. www.abc.net.au/…/university-sector-new-era…/12654828 after J.C., the university`s recovery will continue. The union argues that the university has more than enough cash reserves to deal with the financial consequences of COVID-19, including a decrease in royalty revenues in 2020. At the University of Melbourne, management is questioning the change to the company agreement for employees this week. This change would reduce wages by 2.2% – one weekly allowance per year – and reduce severance pay.

The union opposes this variant and asserts that management cannot be trusted and that „if the university is so serious about job salvage, why are there no enforceable provisions for the job economy in its proposed variant?“ These are exactly the arguments that NTEU Fightback activists have put forward all the time. COVID-19`s success represents about one-third of the $1.06 billion the university earned in fees and fees last year, when it had a surplus of $74 million. Current enterprise agreement (points 2.21.1 and 3.27.1) These developments are often small and minor. Nevertheless, it is this rank and the activism of the files to build a union force that offers a way forward, not questionable business with university bosses. „The best estimate is that it would mean that between 200 and 300 jobs would not have to be lost at university,“ Professor Maskell told employees who will vote next week on a proposal to amend their enterprise agreement.

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