24 décembre 2016

Statement re Murdoch from Australian Greens employment and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP

By Paul Clifton. When I studied at Murdoch in the early 1990s, people told me stories of the University's early days, where equal representatives of staff, administration and students would meet as part of a thing called the 'University Assembly'.
This body was charged with considering the big picture issues facing the university, permeated by a spirit of respect between the people running the campus and those working and studying there. I'm told those early meetings took place in Bush Court, perhaps where you're standing right now. More...

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MEDIA ALERT: Protest over Murdoch University management’s unprecedented attack on working conditions

By Andrew MacDonaldUniversity staff, students and members of the community are being urged to attend a rally at Murdoch University on Wednesday 14 December to protest management’s attack on staff working conditions. More...

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NTEU submission to Paid Parental Leave inquiry

By Andrew MacDonald. The National Tertiary Education Union has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs’ inquiriy into the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2016. More...

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Union outraged as Murdoch University seeks to cancel enterprise agreement

By Andrew MacDonald. Murdoch University management has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the enterprise agreement covering academic and general staff in a move the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) claims shows a complete lack of respect to dedicated employees. More...

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As 2016 ends…..

By Jeannie Rea. We are very well aware that for many university staff this time of year is always difficult as fixed term contracts have not yet and may not be renewed. For those casually employed there is a wait through summer to see if anything eventuates. Compounding the worry is that so many institutions are again ‘restructuring’ and threatening further job losses. More...

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Message of support to Murdoch staff from AEU and EI

By Jeannie Rea. Your sister and brother education workers throughout Australia and indeed the world stand in solidarity with you in your struggle to achieve a just and fair outcome in your industrial bargaining. More...

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Message of support to Murdoch staff from Sharan Burrow, ITUC

By Jeannie Rea. In seeking to cancel the Agreement, the management is not only derogating the important right of academic freedom established by international law but  destroying protection from arbitrary dismissal which is included in the enterprise agreement. More...

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Message of support to Murdoch staff from CSIRO Staff Association

By Jeannie Rea. Members of the CSIRO Staff Association stand together with NTEU members at Murdoch University in your fight for fair working conditions.
We have also been in an ongoing struggle, now for nearly three years, against the draconian industrial relations policies of this Federal Government. More...

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An international outlook: what the international officer sees

By . So much of life is a balance; yin and yang, man and nature, the Unthank sisters. An important role of international officers is to enable colleagues to view of their institution balanced by what is happening elsewhere in the world. There are a number of examples of this, but this blog post, accompanying the latest issue of Forum on ‘The new international officer’, is about one: balancing higher education as long-term public service and short-term private enterprise. More...

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Bridging the generation gap: training and retaining international officers

By . Because of the way an international office operates, face-to-face contact and regular catch-up meetings are not always possible. Where this is the case, it’s important to ensure that a new employee feels supported in some other way. Handover period can include electronic notes, Skype sessions or bitty formats when more experienced staff members need to be away”, says the International Recruitment and Marketing Manager at Bath Spa University. More...

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