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Elections 2021

RMIT

Branch Committee – number at least 10 boxes

1 Liam Ward
2 Alex McAulay
3 Robin Laycock

National Council – number at least 4 boxes

1 Liam Ward
2 Alex McAulay  

Candidate statements

University of Melbourne

Branch Committee – number at least 13 boxes

1 Katie Wood
2 Danica Cheesley
3 Sophie Rudolph

National Council – number at least 5 boxes

1 Katie Wood 

Candidate statements

University of Queensland

Branch Committee – number at least 10 boxes

1 Fran Chidgey
2 Izzy Ariff
3 Christian Rizzalli
4 Kelly Greenop
5 Kate Rowe

National Council – number at least 2 boxes

1 Fran Chidgey
2 Izzy Ariff  

Candidate statements

University of Sydney

Branch Committee (Ordinary) – number at least nine boxes, preferably more

1 Alma Torlakovic
2 -6 Jennifer Huch-Hoogvliet, Sophia Davidson Gluyas, Joel Griggs, Jeremy Heathcote, Catherine Sutton-Brady

Then preference Nick Riemer, Robert Boncardo, David Brophy, Demelza Marlin and Yaegan Doran.

For Branch Committee (Casual Employees)
Vote 1 Joel Griggs

For Branch Vice-President (Academic Staff) Vote 1 Nick Riemer 

Candidate statements

Victoria University

For President, vote for Bill Swannie. For Vice President (Professional), vote for Fleur Taylor. For National Council, four candidates are running for two positions. Vote 1 and 2 for Fleur Taylor and Bill Swannie – you must number at least two boxes to cast a valid vote for NC. 

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Enterprise bargaining

Bargaining Notes No. 1: Big Bargaining and Wages

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Bargaining Notes No. 2: Casual Conversion   

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Bargaining Notes No. 3: Award clauses on Casual Conversion

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Motions for National Council October 2020

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National Council motion to address job insecurity

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Clauses worth fighting for USyd 

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Health and safety 

Organising is a matter of life and death: A brief guide to health and safety organising and law

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RMIT OHS letter

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Coronavirus basics: some questions and answers

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Unsafe return to campus email (RMIT) 

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History and theory of rank and file organising

Materials about the history, theory and practice of rank and file organising in the trade union movement. 

Tales of the BLF... Rolling the Right! (Pamphlet)

The battle of the Builders Labourers rank and File in New South Wales 1951-1964. Written by Paul True. Originally published by Militant International Publications 1995.

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How to jump start your union - lessons from the Chicago Teachers (Pt 1)

The CTU experience shows how a  run of the mill bureaucratic union can be transformed with the right combination of rank-and-file organising, hard work, and trust in democracy. 

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How to jump start your union - lessons from the Chicago Teachers (Pt 2)

Part two.

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A beginner’s guide to workplace organising

We are Australian-based workers and unionists organising resistance in our workplaces in the face of the global crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thin Cats and Socialism

Class struggle within the state by Rick Kuhn

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Fighting Labor’s Cuts: The NSW Social Security strike, May–June 1988

Eris Harrison and Dave Main, 1989

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Vote NO Campaign Materials

FAQs on the National Framework

Our comprehensive FAQ document - a good place to start. 

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Vote NO and then what? 

We’ve attempted to distil our approach into six “next steps”. We think it presents a pretty feasible alternative to the acceptance of defeat and retreat embedded in the concessionary approach of our national leadership.

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Vote NO leaflet

Short printable leaflet on why we think NTEU members should vote no to the National Framework.

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Wage cuts table

Some examples of wage cuts that would be possible under the National Framework.

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Wage cuts explained

Our detailed explanation about how to calculate the potential wage cuts in the National Framework. 

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How the NE manufactures consent

An overview of the measures taken by the NE to manufacture consent for the National Framework.

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 'Major Change' in the National Framework? 

Further information in relation to major change.

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Does the national framework advantage workers facing redundancy? 

Detailed analysis of the clauses in relation to redundancy.

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Selling the framework (bullshit bingo!)

How the national leadership are trying to sell the National Framework and why they are wrong. 

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Matthew McGowan shuts down democracy

National secretary Matt McGown instructs NTEU staff to not distribute vote NO materials. 

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Heads of Agreement - our notes

Our annotation of the key clauses in the Heads of Agreement document. 

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Media Release - Union bans distribution of no case in plebiscite on national pay cut deal

20 May 2020

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Report on meeting of National Councillors

Report from the meeting held on 20 May 2020.

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Our original open letter

Read our original open letter, and view signatories.

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Barnes admits $305 per fortnight pay cut

We respond to Alison Barnes' calculations on wage cuts in an email on 22 May. 

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Results from NTEU cuts survey at Curtin University

Results from the NTEU members survey at Curtin University about the extent of 'sacrifice' they are willing to make.  

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Information on stand downs

Information on the current legal protections on stand downs and how they compare with the proposed Framework. 
Updated 13 May 2020. 

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Vote No materials from June / July 2020

10 reasons to re-think the recommendation at UWA (23 June)

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La Trobe - Pay Cuts Information (Updated 11 June)

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UWA - Vote NO Leaflet (15 June)

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6 Reasons to Vote NO at ANU (11 June)

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Why it is crucial to Vote NO at La Trobe
(11 June)

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Media release (3 June)

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Monash - An analysis of the enterprise agreement variation – and the spin being used to sell it (10 June)

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La Trobe - Town Hall VC meeting report (2 June)

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UWA - Notes on the proposed variation
(16 June)

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Melbourne - Vote NO leaflet (3 June)

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Monash - Proposed EAV

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Monash - Vote NO Leaflet (10 June)

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UWA - Vote NO to a 9% pay cut

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WSU - Why Vote No? (13 June)

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Annual leave at UTS and 5 reasons to vote no (31 July)

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