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 Taking action at Curtin 

Protected Action Ballot - the Actions you voted for

Towards the end of 2022, the NTEU Curtin Branch membership voted to proceed with a Protected Action Ballot (PAB) and then voted to authorise members to take action in one, more, or all of the following ten (10) ways:

  • Stoppages of the performance of work of between 5 minutes and 24 hours in duration

  • Indefinite stoppages of work.

  • A ban on preparation for events hosted or endorsed by Curtin University. 

  • A ban on participation in events hosted or endorsed by Curtin University.

  • Making statements while working explaining why members of the National Tertiary Education Industry Union are taking industrial action.              

  • A ban on attending any physical campus of Curtin University.

  • A ban on responding to phone calls or emails.

  • A ban on working outside your usual hours of work.

  • A ban on the use of Curtin University’s online systems.

  • A ban on attending meetings with supervisors/managers/Heads of School/PVCs/ Senior Executives. 

These actions have been approved by the NTEU Curtin Branch membership. In order to invoke these action, management must be notified in writing by the branch that the action will be occurring.


Check with your branch office to see what industrial action has been notified and for when. If you and your colleagues want to take any of the actions that haven’t been notified university-wide – please get in touch with the Curtin branch via email and so the correct notifications can be made for you and your colleagues - at least four (4) days' notice is required

Read more about bargaining and industrial action here


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the country on which we live and work, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge that this land was stolen, that a treaty or agreement for use of these lands is yet to be negotiated, and that a process of truth-telling is long overdue. As a union, NTEU commits to walking in solidarity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their struggles for justice, reparations and compensation.

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Authorised by Dr Catherine Moore, Division Secretary
National Tertiary Education Union WA Division, Level 3/27 Railway Road, Subiaco WA 6008

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