Wednesday, June 01, 2005

HEWRR...Get a bus to town and be heard!!

You will have heard about today's National Day of Protest to changes to Workplace Rights at universities, that is, the Federal Government?s Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements (HEWRR).

If you're heading to town, make sure you go along to support the protest!

Jenny Macklin voiced Labor's stance against the HEWRR, in a media release earlier today. Here's a snippet from that release:
...The Howard Government has announced unprecedented workplace relations conditions for university and TAFE funding that have nothing whatsoever to do with the core function of universities and TAFEs to provide education and training. ...... The Howard Government?s conditions will mean:
  • Australian Workplace Agreements to prevail over certified agreements that must be offered to all staff
  • Threats to existing conditions including current levels of redundancy payouts and maternity leave
  • The removal of limits to casual employment levels.
...and so the pendulum swings...

"Telling Our Stories"....Conference Coming Up!

You might be interested in this upcoming Action Research/Action Learning Conference organised by ALARPM, supported by the Centre for Popular Education, UTS, Sydney.

The Conference runs from September 30th to October 2nd, 2005. Call for presentations are due July 1st!
Info should be on the ALARPM site fairly soon, or try UTS.

I love the idea of performance rather than standard conference presentations! I look forward to this conference particularly! Maybe this is a sign of things to come at conferences.....moving on to engagement and embodied experiences, rather than simply returning with a head full of words and information!