In an all-members meeting today, NTEU members passed a motion to place a ban on attending campus from Friday, July 7, to Tuesday, July 11; place a ban on teaching in Week 2 (July 17 to July 21 inclusive); hold a 24-hour strike on Thursday, July 20.
In recent weeks, the NTEU has activated several mechanisms to contest the unfair workload model on behalf of staff who have worked tirelessly to contest the grossly unfair workload model and its application.
Members passed two motions calling on Deakin NTEU members to commence a range of industrial actions.
The second motion provided the branch a directive to commence planning a program of frequent and increasing industrial actions if management has not made significant progress toward agreement by June 30.
Additional public holidays are not granted off the back of Deakin’s kindness—rather, they are the outcome of a recent Full Federal Court decision on requirements to work public holidays.
Members have been reporting that managers across the university are beginning to compel staff to return to campus beyond what is required for a given role or for spurious reasons.