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Deakin Professional
Staff Network

The Deakin Professional Staff Network (DPSN) brings together staff from across Deakin to discuss concerns affecting professional staff. The network launched in August in 2022 and meets monthly.

The network is open to all staff of the university.

What We Want 

  • Flexible working arrangements   
  • Fair workloads 
  • Safe workplaces 
  • Opportunities for career progression 

About the Network 

The network works to provide a safe, collegial space for professional staff to find community and solidarity in their workplaces. We also seek to educate each other on our rights in the workplace and what resources we have to enforce them. 

Each meeting of the network invites a member from or beyond Deakin to discuss a ‘Hot Topic’ such as Occupational Health and Safety and classifications. The presentation is followed by open discussion. 

As we go into bargaining in 2022, we need your help to advocate for better professional staff 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.
It’s time to escalate our industrial actions! Meeting to endorse industrial actions Friday 30 June, 12pm.
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.
Management isn't enaging with our WFH claims in current bargaining and professional staff report unsafe and unfair return-to-campus directions.
A letter sent to management and HR to communicate persistent concerns of professional staff at Deakin University.

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