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  1. NTEU, NUS and CAPA call National Day of Action on 20 August 2013

    Posted 8 August 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), National Union of Students (NUS) and the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) are calling upon university staff and students to ...

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  2. In support of asylum seekers

    Posted 7 August 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    In response to the Rudd Labor Government’s ‘Regional Settlement Arrangement”, the ACTU Executive last week unanimously carried the following motion in support of decent attitudes, ...

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  3. Federal Election called for 7 Sept

    Posted 4 August 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    In his speech announcing the election date this afternoon, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd referred to the opportunity given to him by a previous Labor Government when as a country kid from Queensland, the ...

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  4. There is a gender pay gap in universities: Bluestocking Week 12-16 August

    Posted 2 August 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    During Bluestocking Week, the Union is both celebrating the achievements of women staff and students in higher education and highlighting the ongoing gender inequities.

    Recently the ACTU President, ...

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  5. National Tertiary Education Union throws support behind Andrew Wilkie

    Posted 30 July 2013 by Matthew McGowan (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today announced that it will throw its support behind independent Andrew Wilkie, Member for Denison, in the Federal election.

    “Andrew Wilkie has ...

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  6. Landmark agreement to support employees affected by domestic violence

    Posted 25 July 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    New protections will be available for employees who experience situations of violence in their domestic lives, thanks to a landmark agreement between Swinburne University of Technology and the National Tertiary Education Union.

    With more than thirty universities in Australia looking to conclude enterprise agreements this year, this new set of entitlements for those who experience domestic violence will be a model for other universities – and other Australian employers – to follow.

    Swinburne and the NTEU have reached agreement on new protections which will be codified in the Enterprise Agreement which covers staff of the

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  7. Cuts to higher education funding threaten Indigenous enrolments and university staff numbers

    Posted 24 July 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the news last week from the office of Minister for Higher Education Senator Kim Carr that a record number of Indigenous students are now ...

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  8. Media Release: Union members at UWS win the right to protected action ballot

    Posted 17 July 2013 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) have finally won the right to vote in a ballot for protected industrial action, with the Fair Work ...

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  9. University students go hungry while amassing large debts

    Posted 16 July 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The release yesterday of Universities Australia’s report, University student finances in 2012, clearly shows that students need much more support while they are studying at university, Jeannie ...

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  10. Australian Unions ad

    Posted 15 July 2013 by Trevor Smith (University of New England)

    More and more, the demands of business are eating away at the basic rights unions have won for all of us. Time for family and friends, some certainty to plan for the future and a fair day's ...

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