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  1. Connect vol 10 no 1 available now

    Posted 24 March 2017 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    The value of wages declining, job insecurity rising, house unaffordability skyrocketing, penalty rate cuts, Centrelink harassing ‘clients’, tax cuts for business, and the gap between rich ...

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    Connect, March 2017

    "A decade of Connect"
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  2. Connect, Aug 2016

    Posted 29 August 2016 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    Dear Colleague,
     
    The latest issue of Connect (vol. 9, no. 2), the NTEU & CAPA magazine for casual and sessional academics in Australian universities, is now available online as a PDF or an e-book

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  3. Latest issue of Connect (March 2016) out now

    Posted 31 March 2016 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    The latest edition of Connectthe NTEU and CAPA magazine for academic casuals, is now available.

    The latest official data confirms what we see around us every day in universities. Insecure work is on the rise amongst academic and general staff. Most starkly the future of the academic profession is at stake as teaching and research positions dwindle with more than half of teaching done by casually employed academics and four out of five research jobs are short term contracts. Connect analyses this data and the

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  4. Latest issue of Connect out now!

    Posted 10 September 2015 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    The latest issue of Connect (vol. 8, no. 2), the NTEU & CAPA magazine for casual and sessional academics in Australian universities, is now available.

    In this issue we cover:

    • Job ...

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    Connect, Sept 2015

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  5. Are you a SuperCasual? (Connect 08 01)

    Posted 8 April 2015 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    By Dr Dustin Halse, NTEU Vic Division Campaigns Officer, @dustinhalse

    In my first year as a PhD candidate at Swinburne University I was invited to teach an introductory undergraduate unit in political and labour history. It was an exciting opportunity that I seized immediately. To be entrusted with guiding inquisitive young minds in their nascent academic pursuit was an empowering

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  6. Latest issue of Connect (vol. 8, no. 1) is now online

    Posted 8 April 2015 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    The first semester isssue of Connect, the NTEU and CAPA magazine for casual academics, is now available online.

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    Connect, April 2015

    NTEU & CAPA magazine for casual and sessional academic staff. Vol. 8, no. 1
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  7. 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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  8. Germany's permanent precarious academics

    Posted 3 April 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    This article by Janin Bredehoeft, University of Sydney, appeared in the March 2014 issue of Connect


    Only 20 per cent of the academic workforce in German higher education institutions is in ...

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  9. Casual teachers carry the load (Connect editorial, March 2014)

    Posted 26 March 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    Casual teachers carry the load

    Connect editorial, March 2014

    Academic casual activists and the NTEU have made the casualisation of university teaching and the plight of casual academics a public ...

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    Connect, March 2014

    NTEU & CAPA magazine for casual and sessional academic staff. Vol. 7, no. 1
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  10. UTS Casual Survey results

    Posted 25 March 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    In 2013, NTEU University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Branch conducted a survey of 1455 casual academics to give them an opportunity to put forward their views on their employment arrangements and ...

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