‘Something is rotten’ in the state of Victoria, in its University?

Friends of Victoria University invite you to join National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members in largest ever Largest ever mass-redundancy in Australian university history - 31 October 2008mass-redundancy in Australian university history – 31 October 2008
industrial action.

This is a long running dispute. In February 2007 the NTEU issued a press release stating:

“Perhaps the worst aspect of VU’s behaviour is that it seems to be part of a consistent pattern of law-breaking by a number of universities over compliance with dispute-settling procedures. This is one of the reasons why the Union has launched this prosecution – university staff are entitled to have their Agreements adhered to, and to have disputes about their Agreements fairly resolved.”

See NTEU information at  http://www.nteu.org.au//bd/vu and http://universitybargaining.com.au/vu-dispute/

Held to Account by Federal Court?
Victoria Uni: Held to account by Federal Court?

STOP WORK MEETING

Date: 8 December 2008, Monday
Time: 1.00 pm
Place: Room D231, Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Rd Footscray

GIANT PICKET

Date: 8 December 2008, Monday
Time: 2:30pm
Place: Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Rd Footscray

Where to, now?
Where to, then?

NON-VIOLENT PROTEST

Date: 8 Dec 2008, Monday

Time: 4.30pm
Place: VU City Campus 300 Flinders Street.

A bus will be available to take people into the city for the Council
Meeting Protest.

Members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) at Victoria University have voted overwhelmingly (98%) to take industrial action following the announcement of the Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Harman to sack over 270 staff – one in four staff members.

The NTEU has imposed work bans at 9.00am on Monday 8 Dec, with a strike and stop-work meeting starting at 1pm, so that staff at VU send a
strong message to VU senior management.

Union Solidarity
www.unionsolidarity.org

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