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  1. NTEU protests call for the restoration of $2.3bn cut from higher education

    Posted 15 May 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    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 ...

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  2. Protest tomorrow to call for the restoration of university cuts

    Posted 13 May 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    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 ...

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  3. Make your voice heard on May 14

    Posted 8 May 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    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 ...

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    14 May Rally Poster

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  4. Happy May Day—join us on Sunday to highlight union achievements and protest cuts to university funding

    Posted 1 May 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    Happy 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.

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  5. 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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  6. The video university management won’t want you to see

    Posted 28 March 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    It is the day after the 48-hour strike at Sydney University and I’m reflecting on the strength and passion of NTEU members. 

    We care deeply about the future of the higher education sector. This is why addressing insecure employment is a key claim for NTEU members in this round of bargaining.
    It is also why the decision to take industrial action is never made lightly. Only after careful consideration—and following very poor response from management—do we take action.
    I want to share with you an inspiring video made by Sydney University staff, so you can hear first hand why they decided to take action to protect the university.

    Dear Michael - An open letter to the Vice Chancellor

    This campaign is not just about Sydney University—these are issues we are facing right across the sector.
    Because of this, I’m asking you to share this video with your friends, colleagues and networks. Help us distribute this very clear message: As staff, we are the people building universities for the 21st century—in practice as well as in imagination.
    You can view this video, and the open letters they are based on, on our Sydney University Branch website.

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  7. Sydney University Industrial Action - 7 March

    Posted 13 March 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    Staff at Sydney University went on strike Thursday 7 March for the first time in a decade. They were working together to stop significant rollbacks to conditions previously fought for and won, and to ...

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  8. NTEU members in Sydney Alliance: Redfern Station Audit

    Posted 4 March 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    In August 2012, members of the NTEU working on Sydney Alliance’s transport campaign undertook a safety audit of all interchange train stations across Sydney.  One major issue that stood ...

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  9. Justine Lloyd – Community Campaigning with the Sydney Alliance

    Posted 28 February 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    Justine is an NTEU member at Macquarie University who took up the invitation to union members to participate in the NTEU sponsored Sydney Alliance training in May last year.

    Sydney Alliance is a coalition of civil society groups wishing to make positive change in our community. The training provides skills development in community activism, and was attended by a broad range of community representatives, including members of unions, non-government organisations and religious groups.

    After attending a further planning meeting held at the NTEU office, Justine joined the core team of Sydney Alliance activists in the East and Inner South of Sydney, planning to develop and launch a local group of community campaigners. The group goal is to plan a community campaign, and to win it within a year.

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  10. NTEU is part of the Sydney Alliance

    Posted 27 February 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    NTEU NSW Division joined the Alliance in 2011.

    Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just ...

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