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ANU Enterprise Staff would like their Christmas Back

Posted 5 December 2011 by Fran Blackbourn (ACT Division)

NTEU members at ANU Enterprise are seeking the reversal of a decision by the ANU Enterprise Board to remove the longstanding practice of their Christmas Close Down.

Members voted unamiously to endorse the following strategy to seek the urgent reversal of this decision:

  1. If there has been no response to the letter to the Chairman, Bruce Glanville, that the NTEU contacts him tomorrow morning (Tuesday 6th December 2011) to seek one.
  2. If there is still no positive response that:
    - The NTEU will formally lodge a notice of dispute with ANU Enterprise,
    - That an online email campaign be initiated through the NTEU website, and
    - A press release is sent advising of the campaign.

Additionally, in light of the lack of trust and goodwill caused by the ANU Enterprise Board removing the Christmas close down period, the meeting requested that the staff Enterprise Bargaining team conduct a comprehensive review of the Draft Enterprise Agreement to tighten any ambiguous clauses, and to consider the inclusion of clauses on the Christmas close down, paid parking and other staff entitlements that are currently provided through Company Policies.

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Letter to the Chairman of the ANU Enterprise Board

  • Published: 05 Dec, 2011
The NTEU members at ANU Enterprise have written to the Chairman of the ANU Enterprise Board to raise their concerns about the abolition of the Christmas closedown.


  1. M Simpson said on 12:17 Tuesday 6 Dec, 2011

    [ 0 ] Where is the Christmas spirit?
    Were those that it affects the most consulted?

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  2. David Gibbs said on 10:32 Tuesday 6 Dec, 2011

    [ 0 ] As an emplyee at ASI I am concerned about the continuation of operations over the Christmas break. We are a small company and as a result it is quite possible that only one member of staff will be in the building on certain days over the christmas period. As a manufacturing facility, many staff are required to operation machinery or undertake work that may be hazardous in nature. A lone staff member in the building working under these conditions may present an Occupational health and safety issue.

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