University of New England
Media alert: May Day, May Day: University action for a better deal for university staff and students
University staff across NSW are taking action on May 1 – the traditional day of workers’ action and solidarity – in support of their claims for a better deal for university staff ...
FAQs for Strike Day - May 1
1. Why is the strike taking place?
The UNE NTEU website has a list of reasons why we are taking strike action, which can be found at the link.
2. When is the strike?
Wednesday, May 1 2013 starting at 7:30am. Please contact the branch (x3175) to receive any resources you may like to place in your work area in the leadup to the strike. If you are interested in a more hands on role during the picket (handing out leaflets etc), please contact the branch as soon as possible.
An analysis of the cuts to university funding released by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today challenges the Prime Minister’s characterisation of these cuts as being nothing more ...
The NTEU has produced a leaflet explaining the Federal Government's cuts to higher education funding.
Please feel free to distribute around your workplace and amongst your friends and families.
Research by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has questioned key claims about the $2.3bn university cuts made by Craig Emerson, the Minister for Education, Skills, Science and Research, in an email forwarded to all Monash University staff and students on Wednesday. An almost identical letter was emailed to the
UNE Branch of NTEU to strike on 1 May
Twelve months after talks commenced to negotiate a new Collective Agreement for academic staff, and six months after the expiry of the Agreement covering general staff and English language teachers, the UNE Branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) will strike for 24 hours on 1 May.
Read the media release after the jump.
Improvements to funding and equity for primary and secondary school education are essential. These should not be achieved by slashing the resources available for a quality university education.
After the Government stripped $1 billion out of universities in the mid-year economic statement, the first major statement of the new Higher Education Minister Craig Emerson was to make a further $2.3 billion cuts to the sector. Around $1.3 billion of this will be borne by students – with the rest to come from an “efficiency dividend” of 2 per cent on payments to universities.
Let us be very clear: this $900 million reduction is not an “efficiency dividend”. The federal government is not our shareholder and our institutions do not have profits to distribute to them or anyone else. This change is a cut to university core funding.
Dear NTEU members,
Thank you for your feedback to my email early this week. I have read your messages of support and the many good ideas and proposals for the focus and content of the campaign. In ...
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has slammed reports that Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne has ruled out opposing the Federal government’s $2.3bn in cuts to higher ...