Deakins Vice-Chancellor Jane le Hollander said the new agreement was « fair and lasting. » The university has reportedly cut 432 positions – including redundancies and non-renewals – in university and professional staff, according to figures from the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), which have already exceeded the planned 400. This figure does not include any reductions in casual and fixed-term contracts, many of which have not been renewed. « After three years of studying at Deakin and peer support work for her, I managed to get a laid-back research and writing position, which I thought would start my exciting career at university for many years. Questions – For a copy of the full agreement, visit the staff intranet at: www.deakin.edu.au/hr/benefits/eb.php – HRSD can also be contacted directly to answer further questions. The new agreement provides for an annual increase of 3% and an initial increase of $1,200 for all wage categories (pro-rata for non-full-time employees). This reflects the consumer price index (estimated at 2.5 per cent) plus 0.5 per cent per annum, which, combined with the $1,200 increase, will allow Deakin to offer competitive rates of pay to attract and retain highly qualified staff and eliminate wage gaps relative to other universities. The $1,200 increase guarantees a special benefit for lower-paid employees. The new agreement will be thoroughly reviewed by the parties prior to final approval, after which it will be put to a staff vote and then submitted to the Fair Labour Commission. « I am pleased that we have been able to conclude the negotiations and that the new agreement will enable Deakin to achieve its strategic plan now and in the future, » said Professor Hollander.
Background – Negotiations between the university and the National Higher Education Union began in 2008 – Negotiators reached agreement in July 2009 – Final Agreement on October 27, 2009. On June 3, 2020, the NTEU Deakin University Branch, Facebook, consulted on June 3, 2020, June 3, 2020, <www.facebook.com/nteudeakinbranch/photos/a.1635709666567181/1660295674108580/?type=3&theater Students and alumni did not remain silent on this subject. Some have created a group, Deakin Students in Solidarity, to lobby for employees facing job losses. Others, with the hashtag #deakinfightsback, go on social media to express their solidarity with staff who lose their jobs. One student tweeted: in a statement to employees last week, Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin announced that the university would not sign with the NTEU`s Australian University Employment Protection Framework, referring in part to Deakin`s enterprise agreement. Instead, he said the university would take a "gradual approach to downsizing." DEAKIN UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2009-2012. A summary of the main features. Background. Negotiations between the university and the National Tertiary Education Heads of Agreement, concluded in July 2009, began in 2008. I have been fortunate to be taught by dozens of talented collaborators in @Deakin in several faculties.
The lack of accountability of leaders, job losses, spills and traffic jams — all in the shadows — are absurd. The university and the students are in all respects less well off, which #deakinfightsback. The University of Deakin and the NTEU have tentatively agreed on full conditions for a new enterprise agreement. Article 71 – Aboriginal Jobs – Deakin University is still the largest employer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the Barwon area. In the 2008 – 2012 Strategic Plan of the University and the Employment and Training Strategy of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander for the years 2009 – 2012, which aims to increase by at least 25% the number of stewards and Islanders of Torres Strait in full-time and ongoing positions, aim at aborigines and Torres Str