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There has been little shift for some time in the gender disparity in higher education careers and studies. In some areas gender equity has deteriorated. The proportion of women vice chancellors has fallen to 20%, just eight out of 39. It had climbed to one third a few years ago. And just the second woman to head up a ‘Group of 8’ University, starts at Monash this September.
There has been little shift in the proportion of women academics still hovering around 44%, and women are still less than one third of the professorial class, but now at least more than one quarter. While women are two thirds of general and professional staff, and have made significant inroads into senior positions (45%), there does not seem to be any recent gains. Women still predominate in lower levels and more insecure jobs across all
The Minister for Education Christopher Pyne and other supporters of his proposed changes to higher education funding and regulation have dismissed claims of $100,000 university degrees as ...
The long running case against La Trobe University was brought to its conclusion this afternoon.
The Fair Work Commission has made a number of findings, including that the suppression of certain ...
8 SEPTEMBER 2014
Media Release: Community concerned about financial health of SCU
An NTEU petition running in local communities around SCU has been met with a groundswell of support.
The aim of the petition is to make visible to the politicians the extent and depth of community ...
In the current round of bargaining in universities, NTEU has achieved economy-leading salary outcomes and a range of important improvements in conditions of employment. Those include improved rights and leave for staff experiencing domestic violence, as well as changes which will reduce barriers to women’s career progression and help to close the gender pay gap.
Domestic Violence Provisions
In this round of bargaining, all NTEU Branches claimed for specific Agreement provisions addressing domestic violence, including joint university-union development of policies, provision that no staff member be disadvantaged in their employment due to dealing with domestic violence, and special leave for staff seeking safe housing, attending court hearings etc. While there was no mandatory settlement point associated with the claim, the Union’s National Executive recommended that Branches aim for four stars out of a possible 7 (including paid leave) using the 7-star rating system developed by the Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House (DFVCH) at
The 2014 edition of Agenda, NTEU's women's journal, is now available online. Mailout of hardcopy to members will begin on 10 September.
Check the NTEU Women's blog for postings of selected features ...
Union warns women earn less but could still pay more
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today warned that women graduates could end up earning less but still pay off increased student ...