As we approach the public holiday this week the NTEU Deakin Branch has reached out to the Vice Chancellor, Iain Martin asking his support to allow all staff to substitute this public holiday for another suitable day, agreed with their line manager.
The Deakin University Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Employment Principles tabled in the current round of Enterprise Bargaining, includes a provision for this. We have asked Professor Martin to extend this to all staff who wish to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.
We will keep you informed of any response and will be in touch shortly with updates on bargaining, the ongoing wage theft campaign and more in the coming weeks.
Deakin NTEU Branch