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  1. Reports Released at Insecure Work Conference

    Posted 28 November 2014 by Renee Veal (NTEU National Office)

    Two survey reports were released at the Insecure Work Conference, Online Casuals Teaching Survey 2014 and Research Staff Survey 2014.

    These reports can be found on the conference website ...

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  2. Media Release: NTEU to address insecure work in Tasmania

    Posted 19 November 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    One in two university staff are employed casually or on fixed term contacts, half of teaching is done by academics employed for just a few hours a week, research staff are repeatedly reapplying for ...

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  3. Insecure Work Conference: join us online

    Posted 13 November 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    This post is republished from the CASA (Casual, Adjunct, Sessional staff and their Allies) blog. We thank them for the opportunity to publish to their blog, and their formidable activism and ...

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  4. Chomsky: Thinking like corporations is harming American universities

    Posted 13 October 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Australian universities are increasingly precarious places to work. Apart from constant restructures and job losses, four out of five new jobs in the last decade are contract or casual. Over 80% of ...

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  5. NTEU Expert Seminar Series #2 - Off Track? Research Staff and Insecure Employment in Australia

    Posted 25 September 2014 by Helena Spyrou (NTEU National Office)

    Off Track? Research Staff and Insecure Employment in Australia

    Thursday 9 October 2014

    6:30 drinks for 7:00pm

    FEU Building, Ground Floor, 120 Clarendon St, Southbank VIC Take light rail 96 (Crown ...

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  6. CAPA President: Postgrads shocked by Budget cuts

    Posted 28 July 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    Hello Casuals and Postgrads. As we enter Semester Two, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is actively responding to the Federal Budget with a national campaign that targets the Senate as well as universities – and we would love to see you get involved.

    A number of decisions made in the 2014-15 Federal Budget will have a profound effect on the postgraduate and casual community.  The response by CAPA to the Federal Budget focused on a range of issues including the equity ‘grants’ that students will foot the bill for themselves, as well as the 6 per cent interest rate which will slam students who continue on to postgraduate study, pricing them out of HELP repayment for several years as their debt grows. But it is the cut of $173 million to the Research Training Scheme, and the decision to allow universities to charge PhD and Masters by Research students HELP fees for the first time, that has rocked the postgraduate community the

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  7. The Budget and You: A brief guide for casuals

    Posted 23 July 2014 by Courtney Sloane (Uni Casual)

    Despite the Coalition’s promises to the contrary prior to the 2013 Federal Election, the 2014-15 Federal Budget presented some of the most dramatic changes to higher education in over a generation. It also laid a blue print for a fundamentally different approach to social investment and welfare. Public spending in many traditional areas has been slashed and community organisations, charities, families and individuals are scrambling to fill the void. While these changes will affect most people in some way or other, casual workers at Australian universities will face particularly challenging circumstances.

    For casuals who are combining work with study at the undergraduate level, the announcements will see government funding for courses cut by 20 per cent, the deregulation of university fees and for the first time, the charging of market interest rates on outstanding

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  8. Reaching out to contingent faculty in the US

    Posted 22 July 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    I was very fortunate to be invited to attend and to present my research on academic casualisation in Australia at the 41st Annual Conference on Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, hosted by the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions (NCSCBHEP) at City University New York in April.

    The NCSCBHEP is a joint labour and management centre focussed on the study and promotion of collective bargaining as a means for advancing the working conditions of staff in higher education in the US.  The enormous diversity of higher education means that particularly for union representatives the opportunity to exchange ideas about developments in collective arrangements is extremely

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  9. University work becoming more precarious

    Posted 18 July 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    The Commonwealth Department of Education recently released the university workforce data for 2012. This data, collected from the universities, reveals that since 2005 only one in four (24%) new jobs at Australian universities has been an ongoing or continuing job.  

    Three out of four have been contract or casual. Consequently, only one in two staff (on a full time equivalent (FTE) basis) employed at Australian universities now have secure employment (see Fig. 1). This means that the proportion of insecure workers in universities is much higher than the national

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  10. 2014 Online Teaching Conditions Survey

    Posted 7 July 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU is seeking your input to help our campaign for better working conditions.

    If you are a casual or sessional academic, you can take the 2014 Online Teaching Conditions Survey here.

    You ...

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