Monday, 17 February 2020

Flex Time Is My Time Campaign Launch

Welcome back- Feb 2020 (PDF version)

This can be hectic time with students coming back soon. It is also an uncertain time, not knowing yet what the full impact of the Federal Government travel bans of students from countries that are affected by the novel coronavirus. If you have any concerns about potential workloads or funding being affected, please contact your delegates or organisers.

Flex Time is my Time campaign

This year the CPSU NSW is running a campaign around Flex, called Flex Time is My Time. Flex time is of importance to professional staff, and is often overlooked by the university because it does not affect academics. The Flex Time is My Time campaign is about respecting professional staff and demanding that our rights and conditions are supported at work.

RSVP and order a badge

This will be a yearlong campaign, and there are a number of ways in which all CPSU NSW members can be involved. Firstly, we are asking all members to wear a Flex Time is My time badge on Wednesday 26 February. THIS is what the badge looks like.

If you would like to participate please RSVP HERE.

Once you have RSVPed, a CPSU NSW Delegate will contact you and provide you with the badge.

Why wear a badge?

We ask that you wear your badge all day on the 26 February. This is about raising awareness of the campaign, and is a great opportunity to start a conversation with your colleagues about the CPSU NSW. By reminding them that the reason employment conditions at universities are good is because of strong unions.

Take a selfie of yourself and your workmates.

On the 26 February please take a photo of you and your workmates wearing the badge – you don’t need to have your face in it if you don’t feel comfortable.

If you take a photo, please email it to , or upload it to social media using the hashtag #flextimemytime. The union will compile them and put them of the CPSU NSW social media as well.

Campus events

Some universities will also be having public events on 26 February with all members invited to participate. Please keep an ear out from your organiser and branch president about this, and try to attend it.

This is going to be a big year, to make sure the CPSU NSW is a strong union in your workplace, we need your help and this is a great way to get started.

If you have any questions or would like to be more involved please contact your delegates, or your organisers. The more active you are, the stronger the union is!



University of Sydney
Ivan Coates

University of NSW
Alister Wareing

Kate Brown

University of Technology, Sydney
Rosa Bow

Mark Christopher

Western Sydney University
Scott Pendlebury

Michael Reolon

University of Newcastle
Sue Freeman

University of Wollongong
Vicki Dodd

Southern Cross University
Shelley Odewahn

Marnya Flanagan

Australian Catholic University
Richard Faulkner

University of New England
Rob Webster

Charles Sturt University
John Jones

Macquarie University
Kirra Jackson