Alma Torlakovic

Alma Torlakovic is a member of the University of Sydney National Tertiary Education Union Branch Committee.

Uni staff push for real wage rise
Alma Torlakovic

Universities around the country are entering enterprise bargaining negotiations and there’s a debate about what the National Tertiary Education Union’s wage claim should be. 

Sydney University staff to strike
Alma Torlakovic

A 350-strong members’ meeting of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) at the University of Sydney has voted to take strike action twice in the next month, kicking off our industrial campaign with a 48-hour strike on 11 and 12 May. This follows two years of savage attacks on university workers.

The rank and file uprising in Australia's higher education union
The rank and file uprising in Australia's higher education union
Katie Wood

There is a rising rank-and-file rebellion in one of Australia’s major unions, the National Tertiary Education Union. It’s the most significant revolt in decades. The upheaval comes in response to the union leadership’s proposal to adopt a “framework” agreement with universities that would cut wages and conditions in exchange for a seat at the table for union officials. This makes it important to all workers whose union officials have tried to cut similar deals with the bosses, from the Australian Council of Trade Unions down.

Fighting laboratory evictions at Sydney Uni
Fighting laboratory evictions at Sydney Uni
Alma Torlakovic

A campaign has been brewing within the University of Sydney’s School of Anatomy and Physiology against the forced evictions of researchers from the Anderson Stuart wet labs. 

Fighting for jobs at Sydney University
Alma Torlakovic

University of Sydney staff are fighting to protect jobs and working conditions in the information technology, human resources, campus infrastructure and finance help desk services. 

The war of the pot plants: every injustice is a chance to organise
Alma Torlakovic

It might seem like small beer compared to the battle for the eight-hour day or the weekend, but the right to have a humble pot plant on your desk has nevertheless fuelled a bitter showdown at the University of Sydney.

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