13 APRIL 2014
The report of the Demand Driven Funding System Review released today seems to be having a bob each way according to the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU). The report is ...
Please consider signing the Open Letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott protesting the Government’s current policy towards asylum seekers.
The National Union of Students have arranged a National rally on 26 March 2014, protesting the Liberal Government's repressive agenda for higher education, and aimed at reversing the $2.3 billion ...
Freedom is not just another word*
Academic freedom is the freedom to conduct research, teach, speak and publish, subject to the norms and standards of scholarly inquiry, without interference ...
The March 2014 issue of Connect, the NTEU and CAPA magazine for casual academics, is now available online.
This issue is jam packed with stories, advice and opinions from causal academics across the ...
The National Union of Students has called a NDA on 26 March to protest the Abbott Government’s repressive agenda for higher education.
NTEU supports students taking action to protest cuts to ...
The magazine is available as an online e-mag (with high resolution zooming, browsing and print functions, click here to view) or as a PDF download
UTAS faculties and schools are currently under pressure to reduce their space footprint, and in a bizarre accounting move, are now being asked to pay for the space that they use in an effort to ensure greater space accountability. An interesting approach when the organisation that they are paying for the space is the one that provides them with the funding in the first place.
Many of you are probably feeling great about working for a university that is in the top 2% in the world!
I'll just conveniently ignore the scepticism from staff about the claim, (some said it ...
Insecure work is always highlighted at the start of the academic year, where numerous casuals are put on for teaching support in schools and for student support in the student centre. We know that insecure work leaves everyone worse off - fixed-term and casual workers often can't get home loans, casual academics are not allowed the same time for preparation for lectures and tutorials,corporate knowledge walks out of the door every time someone leaves for more secure work and the time taken by staff to train insecure workers is overwhelming. And thanks to the Vacancy Management Program, there is also a lot of inefficient bureaucracy to get anyone employed.
This year, the NTEU is running a caption competition to highlight the plight of insecure workers, both fixed-term and casual at UTAS.
You can win a $25 coles/myer gift voucher if your caption is in the top 3 best - as judged by the Tasmanian NTEU Division Council. Send your entries in before 14 April 2014 to be in with a chance.