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  1. It’s so nice to get away for a few days – and even nicer if you are paid

    Posted 23 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

     

    I  hope that members working in universities got some personal time over the Easter break. But do spare a thought for your sessionally employed academic colleagues, who also ...

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  2. Latest issue of Connect, vol 7. no. 1

    Posted 17 March 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    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 ...

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    Journal
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    Connect, March 2014

    NTEU & CAPA publication for Casual and Sessional Staff in Australian universities. March 2014.

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  3. Universities Australia conference from the casual academic perspective

    Posted 26 February 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    With Universities Australia’s 2014 Higher Education Conference starting today, we are happy to also welcome a new social media project that focuses upon higher education issues from casual, ...

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  4. University funding

    Posted 24 January 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    “University planning is far too important to be left solely to market forces”

    NTEU in Times HES on the impact of deregulating university places

    Late last year the UK Conservative ...

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  5. University of Sydney staff set to strike on Saturday’s Open Day – for the 7th day this year

    Posted 30 August 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    Staff at the University of Sydney are taking the extraordinary measure of striking tomorrow (Saturday 31 August) on the university’s Open Day. It’s the 7th day of strike action since March over stalled collective agreement negotiations.

    University staff will gather at the main gates on campus to explain to prospective students – and their families – the reasons for their collective bargaining campaign and how deteriorating staff working conditions will affect the quality of education and the conditions of learning.

    NTEU Branch President Michael Thomson said it was a serious issue but the union action at Open Day would also be fun and informative, with barbeques, balloons, and music laid

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  6. National Tertiary Education Union welcomes Greens’ ‘Uni Cuts Hurt’ campaign

    Posted 30 May 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has welcomed the announcement by the Australian Greens today that it will campaign against the latest cuts to university funding and student support made ...

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  7. Casualisation “the dirty little secret of university expansion”, union to tell public parliamentary hearings into insecure employment bill

    Posted 24 May 2013 by Grahame McCulloch (NTEU National Office)

    A casual academic, who received an award for teaching excellence from the University of Sydney, has been so desperate for housing she lived on the balcony of the home of an elderly man, and ...

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  8. University cuts are real cuts with real consequences, says Union

    Posted 26 April 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    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 ...

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    Fact Sheet
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    Uni Cuts Real Cuts

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  9. Uni Staff Have Nothing Else To Give

    Posted 17 April 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    This article was originally published on the New Matilda web site: http://newmatilda.com/2013/04/16/uni-staff-have-nothing-else-give

     

    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.

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  10. “Dumb cuts – dumber country.” Union appeals to University Vice Chancellors over $2.3b cuts to higher education

    Posted 15 April 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is appealing to Australian universities not to cut staff as a result of the $900 million ‘efficiency dividend’ cuts announced on the weekend ...

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