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NTEU is proud of its democratic structure, which includes elected positions at national, state and local levels that are open to all NTEU members. Local Branch Committee roles are two-year terms, ...
I have written to Minister Bill Shorten regarding the delay of our application for a protected action ballot at the University of Western Sydney.
We consider this a matter of deep concern to NTEU ...
Please find attached correspondence regarding a matter of deep concern to members of the NTEU. We are seeking your support to address the situation where our members right to vote in a protected industrial action ballot has been delayed unreasonably and
Town Hall meetings have long given us the ability to come together and raise issues as a community. However, the union movement is now too big and spread out to always meet face-to-face.
The good news is that Australian unions are developing new ways to make sure our movement can get together to discuss issues. They are diving head first into the future and opening the virtual Town Hall doors far and wide. Wherever you are in Australia, if you've got a phone, you'll be able to participate in tele-town halls next week.
I encourage NTEU members to join the meeting on Wednesday discussing Government cuts, and to raise issues about higher education funding.
Australian Unions “Telephone Town Hall”
Topic: Public Sector cuts and Government Austerity
Wednesday 10th July 2013
Time: 7pm – 8pm, via teleconference
Hosted by Corinne Grant, participants will hear from ACTU President Ged Kearney, Secretary Dave Oliver and a handful of special guests as they talk about the issues affecting working Australians, what's at stake this election and what we can do, together, to shape its outcome. Following the discussion, you will have the opportunity to join a speakers' list and ask questions via your phone's keypad.
Over 700 protestors called for the restoration of the latest $2.3bn cuts to university and student funding at a rally this afternoon in Sydney’s Victoria Park. Staff from the University of ...
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is urging everyone who cares about higher education to join national protests tomorrow (Tuesday 14 May), to coincide with the Federal Government bringing ...
We need your help to fight the massive cuts proposed to university education.
In April, the Federal Government announced $2.3 billion in cuts from the higher education sector to help fund reforms to ...
Happy May Day—join us on Sunday to highlight union achievements and protest cuts to university fundingHappy May Day to all NTEU members! May Day is a celebration of the achievements and continuing struggles of the Union movement. On this day, and in the days following, Unionists from all sectors will come together to show solidarity with each other and the campaigns we’re involved in.
For the NTEU, this means working with other unionists to highlight our Uni Cuts, Dumb Cuts campaign.
As you know, NTEU is campaigning vigorously against cuts to university funding announced by the federal government. Today, full-page advertisements have appeared in major newspapers signed by over 1000 university professors and associate professors supporting our campaign.
In NSW, NTEU has been working with the broader movement to revitalise May Day and emphasise the important role unions play in the community. It has also been a fantastic opportunity for us to discuss university funding with our colleagues from other unions.
We’d like to invite all NTEU members to join us at the Sydney May Day rally on Sunday.
We’ll be meeting at the top of Martin Place, under the NTEU flags, at 11.15. At 11.30 we will join everyone outside Parliament House, and take part in the March at 12 noon.
This is an opportunity to have a fun day in the city with your family, support the NTEU funding cuts campaign, and show solidarity with other unions whose support we will need in the coming period.
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.