DEAKIN UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2009-2012. A summary of the main functions. Context. Negotiations began in 2008 between the University and the National Tertiary Education Union Heads of Agreement in July 2009 Final agreement of August 27, 2010 Students and alumni have not been silent about this. Some have created a group, Deakin Students in Solidarity, whose goal is to find support for employees facing job cuts. Others go on social media with the hashtag #deakinfightsback to express solidarity with employees who are losing jobs. One student tweeted: National Tertiary Education Union, “All of the major workplace change proposals,” NTEU Deakin University Branch, Facebook, June 3, 2020, accessed June 3, 2020. June 2020, <www.facebook.com/nteudeakinbranch/photos/a.1635709666567181/1660295674108580/?type=3&theater "I had the chance to be taught by dozens of talented collaborators at @Deakin in several faculties. According to the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), the university has so far cut 432 positions, including layoffs and non-renewals, in academic and professional staff and has already surpassed the 400 that are expected to be cut. It does not include reductions in second-hand and fixed-term contracts, many of which have also not been renewed. .