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Our aggreement, our conditions.

Ours to win, ours to maintain.

We don’t need to tell you that the last two years have been difficult for Deakin Staff. You’re working harder than ever, and earning less. Job insecurity and wage theft are endemic. Meanwhile, Deakin University has posted profits of over 100 million dollars across 2020-2021.  

It doesn’t have to be this way. All across the country, university staff are fighting together and winning big through bargaining. 

On September 13, the Deakin NTEU Branch served the endorsed log of claims on management to commence to the bargaining process, but to win the best conditions possible, we need your help.  

Draft Clauses

Read the draft clauses we have presented to managment to improve your working rights.


The NTEU Deakin Branch is pleased to announce that Deakin staff have voted no to Deakin’s proposed enterprise agreement.
Deakin management have taken the extraordinary step to attempt to push through a non-union agreement. It’s time to say NO!
We won! Protected industrial will bring management back to the bargaining table!
Members have been reporting that managers across the university are beginning to compel staff to return to campus beyond what is required for a given role or for spurious reasons.
On 14 March 23, the Deakin NTEU bargaining team met with management to continue our negotiations for a new enterprise agreement. We remain significantly apart on a range of issues. Management's offers are entirely unsatisfactory.
Deakin NTEU bargaining team met with management to discuss our claims for a new enterprise agreement. You will have received a bargaining update on 13/2/24. Several of their claims, including reference to the union’s position, are simply not true. Other points obscure the truth.

What can you do to help? 

The easiest way to get involved is to join a staff network. These networks advocate for the rights of staff, organise colleagues, as well as provide the on the ground information the bargaining team needs.  

Learn more about the networks at:  

There will also be other actions in the pipeline, so keep your eyes peeled.  

For any questions or inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out at: