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INVESTING IN PEOPLE & SOCIETY

NTEU

The Union for all higher education staff

There’s more than one reason to join... ☛☛ Defending your pay and working conditions. ☛☛ Having a say in collective bargaining. ☛☛ Protecting your rights at work. ☛☛ Campaigning for Australian higher education. ☛☛ Membership benefits and discounts.

Find out more at www.nteu.org.au


Membership means having a say! Over the years, NTEU has successfully defended the key professional and employment rights of university staff, particularly through collective bargaining. In 2009 and 2010, NTEU will negotiate new Collective Agreements with all universities, seeking significant improvements to pay and conditions. Most of your key conditions of employment will be covered by those Agreements, and it will be Union members who will decide the priorities for bargaining each time a new Agreement is negotiated.

DEFENDING YOUR PAY AND WORKING C COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND INDUST Who is eligible to join NTEU? All staff – academic and general – employed in Australian universities are eligible to join NTEU. Also eligible are: • Employees of student unions and other student organisations. • Employees of university and college companies. • Academic and research staff in research institutes. • Employees of RACGP. • ELICOS staff employed in, or in connection with, higher education institutions. • PACCT staff in TAFE colleges in Victoria. • Adult education employees in Victoria (CAE).

Why join a union?

Union membership is a solid insurance workplace industrial representation. It the knowledge that you are standing al colleagues to support everyone’s pay an


How can the Union help you? Our professional and helpful staff can answer any queries you have about the Union and our work, such as collective bargaining, industrial representation, and lobbying for the higher education sector. For more information, contact your local NTEU Branch or Division Office (see back of this brochure for details) or visit www.nteu.org.au.

Benefits & discounts

CONDITIONS THROUGH TRIAL REPRESENTATION

policy for provides you with longside your nd conditions.

What’s the cost? Fees are set as a percentage of salary (1% for most Branches), which means the less you earn, the less you pay! For an average university employee, membership costs just $11 per week (tax deductible). Rates are discounted for casual/ sessional staff.

NTEU provides a wide range of discounts and benefits exclusively for members: • Low cost loans and banking. • Discounted travel insurance. • Accommodation and travel discounts. • Taxation service. • Low cost health insurance. • Discounted dental and medical services. • Discount new cars. • Access to legal advice and financial advisers. • Union Shopper. • Dining planner. • NTEU Wine Club. • Regular publications covering workplace and professional issues. • Comprehensive website.


Campaigning for a better higher educati

Our universities matter

INVESTING IN PEOPLE & SOCIETY

BARGAINING NTEU has consulted widely with higher education staff about the employment issues that concern them most. That consultation has led to our key bargaining claims.

JOB SECURITY The Howard Government stripped job security guarantees from Agreements. Collective Bargaining is our opportunity to regain these conditions.

RESEARCH STAFF NTEU is seeking to improve the lot of research staff, who are mostly employed on fixed-term or casual contracts with inferior employment conditions.

Collective Bargaining

Together we can make a difference Demand a return to job security

Research staff deserve a better future

NTEU is campaigning to reinvigorate Australia’s universities under the banner of Our Universities Matter – Investing in People and Society. Australia’s universities matter. They advance knowledge, foster critical thinking and public discourse, train our professions and provide life-long learning. Universities are central to Australia’s cultural, social and economic development.

WORK/LIFE NTEU bargaining has delivered Australia’s leading paid maternity leave standard. However, we still need more flexible working arrangements and better carer’s leave.

FUNDING Ensuring our universities are properly funded is vital if they are to maintain their reputation for world class education and research.

GENERAL STAFF Many universities classify general staff unfairly, resulting in lower salaries. NTEU is seeking clear, comprehensive and objective general staff classification procedures.

Finding a balance between work and home

What happened to the clever country?

Clearer procedures for general staff classification and promotion

Join NTEU today!


ion sector

To succeed we need your help!

The campaign’s aims include: • Achieving higher levels of government funding and better funding mechanisms. • Protecting university independence and freedom of inquiry. • Our Collective Bargaining aims: improved job security and working conditions. • Affordable education and improved student services.

PAY RATES A 20% salary increase is needed over the next three years to keep salaries in line with other sectors and to ensure we stay internationally competitive.

INDEPENDENCE Academic freedom and institutional autonomy are essential defining characteristics of universities. NTEU is seeking to protect these through legislation.

CASUAL STAFF A key aspect of NTEU’s Collective Bargaining is to improve pay and conditions for casual academic staff. For full details visit www.unicasual.com.au.

Keeping university salaries competitive

Protecting academic freedom and university independence

Fighting for the rights of casual and sessional staff

Use the form on the back of this brochure.

OR

Your involvement in the campaign can be as simple as joining NTEU, telling colleagues about the campaign or attending your University’s next NTEU general meeting. To find out more about the campaign, to get involved at any level or to download resources to show your support, please visit our campaign website: www.ouruniversitiesmatter.com.au.

WORKLOADS All universities have felt the effects of staff cuts and increasing class sizes. In bargaining, NTEU is claiming clear and substantive regulation of workloads.

INDIGENOUS Our emphasis in bargaining is to redress the effects of the previous Government’s laws that watered down NTEU’s highly successful Indigenous employment clauses.

SUSTAINABILITY Universities should play key leadership roles in finding solutions for climate change and modelling best practice in environmentally sustainable operations.

Join online at www.nteu.org.au/ join

OR

University workloads need regulation

Indigenous employment strategies work

Towards environmentally sustainable universities

Visit your local NTEU Branch office.


Please complete your personal details...  I want to join NTEU

NATIONAL TERTIARY EDUCATION UNION – MEMBERSHIP FORM

I hereby apply for membership of NTEU, any Branch and any associated body‡ established at my workplace.

 I am currently a member and wish to update my details The information on this form is needed for a number of areas of NTEU’s work and will be treated as confidential.

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You may resign by written notice to the Division or Branch Secretary. Where you cease to be eligible to become a member, resignation shall take effect on the date the notice is received or on the day specified in your notice, whichever is later. In any other case, you must give at least two weeks notice. Members are required to pay dues and levies as set by the Union from time to time in accordance with NTEU rules. Further information on financial obligations, including a copy of the rules, is available from your Branch. Office use only: Membership no.

Please post or fax this form to NTEU National Office

‡associated bodies: NTEU (NSW); University of Queensland Academic Staff Association (Union of Employees) at University of Queensland; Union of Australian College Academics (WA Branch) Industrial Union of Workers at Edith Cowan University & Curtin University; Curtin University Staff Association (Inc.) at Curtin University; Staff Association of Edith Cowan University (Inc.) at Edith Cowan University.

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...and choose ONE of the following payment options  OPTION 1: PAYROLL DEDUCTION AUTHORITY .0 i INSERT YOUR NAME

Fees for this branch = 1% of gross annual salary

Office use only: % of salary deducted

STaFF payroll number

IF KNOWN

oF YOUR ADDRESS or its duly authorised servants and agents to deduct from my salary by regular instalments, dues and levies (as determined from time to time by the Union), to NTEU or its authorised agents. All payments on my behalf and in accordance with this authority shall be deemed to daTe be payments by me personally. This authority shall remain in force until revoked by me in writing. I also consent to my employer supplying NTEU with updated information relating to my employment status.

Hereby auTHoriSe INSTITUTION SignaTure

 OPTION 2: CREDIT CARD

proceSSed on THe 16TH oF THe monTH or FolloWing WorKing day

name on card card number ———— ———— ———— ———— card Type:  maSTercard  viSa SignaTure paymenT:  monTHly  quarTerly  HalF-yearly  annually

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I hereby authorise the Merchant to debit my Card account with the amount and at intervals specified above and in the event of any change in the charges for these goods/services to alter the amount from the appropriate date in accordance with such change. This authority shall stand, in respect of the above specified Card and in respect of any Card issued to me in expiry renewal or replacement thereof, until I notify the Merchant in writing of its cancellation. Standing Authority for Recurrent Periodic Payment — — — — by Credit Card.

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paymenT:  monTHly  quarTerly  HalF-yearly  annually* *5% diScounT For annual direcT debiT direct debit request Service agreement: 1. This is an agreement between you and NTEU. 2. Under this Agreement, you arrange to have deducted from your account, on the 15th day in each calendar month (working day), the appropriate amount of dues and levies, payable under NTEU’s Rules, to NTEU (the debit user). If you are uncertain as to when the debit will be processed please contact NTEU on (03) 9254 1910. These arrangements will not change, although the amount may vary in accordance with decisions of your elected NTEU

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Councils and Committees. You will be notified, in writing, of any changes at least fourteen (14) days prior to their implementation. 3. For all matters relating to the Direct Debit arrangements, including deferments and alterations, you will need to send written correspondence to PO Box 1323, Sth Melbourne VIC 3205 and allow 10 days for the amendments to take effect. 4. You may stop any Debit item or cancel a DDR with NTEU at any time in writing. All correspondence is to be addressed to NTEU General Secretary, PO Box 1323, Sth Melbourne VIC

 OPTION 4: CASUAL/SESSIONAL STAFF RATES pleaSe deTermine your Fee amounT and TicK THe appropriaTe box:

EstimatEd salary rangE 6 month fEE

$10,000 and under $10,001 – $20,000 over $20,000

annual fEE

 $27.50  $55  $38.50  $77  $55  $110

pay by cHeque, money order or crediT card Description of goods/services: NTEU Membership Dues. To: NTEU, PO Box 1323, South Melbourne VIC 3205

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3205. 5. Should any dispute ever arise between you and the NTEU about your payments you should advise NTEU General Secretary in writing or by email in the first instance and, if necessary, NTEU will take advice from your financial institution. 6. It is your responsibility to have sufficient clear funds to meet the costs of payment under this Agreement. NTEU, however, does not have a policy of recovering any penalty fees from members if debit items are returned unpaid by the ledger financial institution. 7. Direct debiting through BECS is not available on

all types of accounts; and account details should be checked against a recent statement from your financial institution. If uncertain, check with your ledger financial institution before completing the DDR. 8. NTEU does not use your financial records and account details for any purpose except the collection of union dues and the information is only available to a small number of NTEU employees. The details may be provided to your financial institution if a claim was made against that institution of an alleged incorrect or wrongful debit.

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Contact NTEU NTEU has Division offices in the capital city of each State and Territory, and a Branch office at every Australian university. For full details, please visit www.nteu.org.au/contact. Office

Phone

Fax

Email

Address

NATIONAL OFFICE

03 9254 1910

03 9254 1915

national@nteu.org.au

PO Box 1323, South Melbourne VIC 3205

ACT DIVISION

02 6125 2043

02 6125 8137

act@nteu.org.au

G Block, Old Administration Area, Acton ACT 0200

NSW DIVISION

02 9212 5433

02 9212 4090

nteunsw@nsw.nteu.org.au

Level 1, 55 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

NT DIVISION

08 8946 7231

08 8927 9410

nt@nteu.org.au

PO Box U371, CDU, Darwin NT 0815

QUEENSLAND DIVISION

07 3362 8200

07 3371 7817

qld@nteu.org.au

4 Briggs St, Taringa QLD 4068

SA DIVISION

08 8227 2384

08 8227 0997

sa@nteu.org.au

Box 100, Palais Apts, 281 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

TASMANIAN DIVISION

03 6226 7575

03 6226 2172

tas@nteu.org.au

6 Grace St, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

VICTORIAN DIVISION

03 9254 1930

03 9254 1935

office@vic.nteu.org.au

1st Floor, 120 Clarendon St, Southbank VIC 3007

WA DIVISION

08 6365 4188

08 9354 1629

wa@nteu.org.au

97 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009

Institution

Phone

Fax

Email

Institution

Phone

Fax

Email

ACE/CAE/TAFE

03 9254 1930

03 9254 1935

office@vic.nteu.org.au

MURDOCH

08 9360 2922

08 9360 6587

nteu@murdoch.edu.au

ACU

03 9254 1910

03 9254 1915

acu@nteu.org.au

NEWCASTLE

02 4921 6870

02 4921 2032

newcastle@nteu.org.au

ADELAIDE

08 8227 2384

08 8227 0997

adelaide@nteu.org.au

NOTRE DAME WA 08 6365 4188

08 9354 1629

wa@nteu.org.au

ADFA

02 6125 2043

02 6125 8137

adfa@nteu.org.au

02 9212 5433

02 9212 4090

nsw@nteu.org.au

07 3138 5452

07 3138 5451

qut@nteu.org.au

NSW

ANU

02 6125 2043

02 6125 8137

anu@nteu.org.au

QUT

BALLARAT

03 5327 9163

03 5327 9162

ballarat@nteu.org.au

RMIT

03 9925 8057

03 9925 8030

nteu@rmit.edu.au

BATCHELOR

08 8946 7231

08 8927 9410

batchelor@nteu.org.au

SCU

02 6620 3297

02 6626 9486

scu@nteu.org.au

CANBERRA

02 6201 5355

02 6125 8137

canberra@nteu.org.au

SWINBURNE

03 9214 8162

03 9819 9699

swinburne@nteu.org.au

CDU

08 8946 7231

08 8927 9410

nt@nteu.org.au

SYDNEY

02 9351 2827

02 9351 7573

nteu@nteu.usyd.edu.au

CQU

07 4930 9745

07 4930 9279

cqu@nteu.org.au

UNE

02 6773 3175

02 6773 3973

une@nteu.org.au

CSU

02 6933 4463

csu@nteu.org.au

UNISA

08 8227 2384

08 8227 0997

unisa@nteu.org.au

CURTIN

08 9266 7145

08 9266 3214

nteu@curtin.edu.au

UNSW

02 9385 2479

02 9385 2570

nteu@unsw.edu.au

DEAKIN Burwood 03 9244 6874

03 9244 6322

nteu@deakin.edu.au

UQ

07 3365 2538

07 3365 2949

nteu@uq.edu.au

03 5227 1423

03 5227 1326

USC

07 3846 2355

07 3846 5977

usc@nteu.org.au

ECU

08 6304 5969

08 6304 5822

nteu@ecu.edu.au

USQ

07 4631 2616

07 4631 2332

nteuusq@usq.edu.au

FLINDERS

08 8201 2656

08 8201 3807

flinders@nteu.org.au

UTAS

03 6226 7575

03 6226 2172

tas@nteu.org.au

GRIFFITH

07 3735 7635

07 3735 7964

gu@nteu.org.au

UTS

02 9514 2760

02 9514 1615

nteu@uts.edu.au

JCU

07 4781 5881

07 4781 4500

jcu@nteu.org.au

UWA

08 6488 3013

08 6488 1079

nteu@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

LA TROBE

03 9479 2124

03 9479 1503

nteu@latrobe.edu.au

UWS Hawkesbury 02 4570 1130

02 4570 1761

uws@nsw.nteu.org.au

MACQUARIE

02 9850 7643

02 9850 7055

nteu@mq.edu.au

MELBOURNE

03 8344 6828

03 9348 1162

unimelb@nteu.org.au

VU

03 9919 4076

03 9919 4019

vu@nteu.org.au

MONASH

03 9905 4110

03 9905 5746

nteu@monash.edu.au

WOLLONGONG

02 4221 3701

02 4221 4331

uow@nteu.org.au

Waurn Ponds

North Parramatta

02 9685 9928

For all other institutions, please contact the National Office or the Division Office in your State or Territory. Privacy Statement Information provided by members is only used in accordance with NTEU Privacy Policy, and to conduct the principal activities of the Union as described in the Policy (available on request). The information collected on this form is treated as confidential. Information requested for payment of membership dues is provided only to the relevant financial institutions. In respect of commercial or marketing activities, individual member information is only provided to third parties with the consent of a member, or to verify union membership where the member has approached that third party. More detailed information is collected from members in relation to individual cases. Authorised by Grahame McCulloch, General Secretary, NTEU, PO Box 1323, South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia. ABN: 38 579 396 344 Š2009 Photos: Paul Clifton, Jackie Des Jarlais, Jason Froome, Ross Gwyther, Ben Harris-Roxas, Anne Janeczko, Royden Jurainsz, DB King, Peter Love, Giles Martin, Jane Maze, Chris Orr, Lisa Roberts, Suzanne Tucker, Nation Wong. Thanks to NTEU members: Antoinette Bosman, Carolyn Cope, Chris Henschke, Christine Holmes, Peter Pinnington, Tom Stewart. Group pic: Catherine Daly, Michael Dix, Joe Malignaggi, Mark Schier, Mark Van De Velde.


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