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Deakin Academic Workers Network

The Deakin Academic Workers Network (DAWN) brings together academic staff from across Deakin to discuss workplace issues.

Specifically, the network aims to interrogate workload intensification and how to discuss how staff can assert their rights to a fair workload.

The network meets monthly.

Network objectives

To ensure the NTEU Deakin Branch can strike a deal with management in bargaining 2022-23 that addresses the specific needs for academic staff, DAWN seeks to:

  • identify the flaws in our present EA and how it is implemented
  • identify current breaches of our present EA as organising opportunities
  • work together to recruit non-members into the NTEU.

As we continue bargaining in 2023, we need your help to advocate for better academics working conditions. To get involved, please register your interest at 

News and meetings

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.
It’s time to escalate our industrial actions! Meeting to endorse industrial actions Friday 30 June, 12pm.

There are no upcoming events at this time