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  1. College of Law staff: Please Vote No on management's draft agreement

    Posted 11 January 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    An email from Mike Holland, NTEU College of Law Branch President:

    Dear friends,

    NTEU COL members oppose College of Law management’s draft Enterprise Agreement and encourages all staff to ...

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  2. Sydney Alliance: Public transport article

    Posted 16 November 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    Congratulations to the Sydney Alliance Transport Research Action team, whose research informed the recent SMH article on public transport inadequacies:

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  3. Declaration of results - NSW Division

    Posted 30 August 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    Please find below the declaration of results for contested positions within the NSW Division, from the Returning Officer. The election is now complete.

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    Declaration of results - NSW Division

    Results of the election for the following offices conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and the rules of the organisation.
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  4. NSW Premier: Don't cut community organisations.

    Posted 22 August 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    It was recently reported that 26 community organisations in NSW—including the Welfare Rights Centre, Lifeline (Sydney and Sutherland), Redfern Legal Centre’s financial counselling service, the Gay and Lesbian Counselling service and Twenty10—are at risk of having their funding cut by the NSW Government.

    As a former community sector worker and then lecturer in social sciences, I appreciate how important these organisations are to the communities they assist and represent. They provide vital services to people in need, often on a tight budget.

    The potential loss of funding, a result of new efficiency measures set by the NSW government, would have a devastating effect on these services, their staff and the community.

    I would encourage all NTEU members to sign this petition calling on the O’Farrell government to protect community services funding, which was created by NTEU Sydney Branch member Megan.

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  5. NSW Bluestocking Week Events

    Posted 8 August 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    NTEU and the National Union of Students (NUS) are revitalising blue stocking week—an opportunity to celebrate and campaign around women’s participation in higher education.

    Bluestocking ...

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  6. NTEU NSW trials new ACTU training for delegates

    Posted 15 May 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    We value the work of our delegates and recognise the vital role they play in our union, which is why we endeavour to ensure our delegates and activists feel trained, confident and supported in their work.

    The ACTU has been developing a new online system for delegate training, which was launched at ACTU Congress this morning. Based on our recent work with delegates, NTEU NSW Division was chosen to help trial these modules. Delegates Sue and Ben took part in the training and provided feedback.

    As a union leader I think this is a great initiative. Online training is not a replacement for face-to-face training, but it does offer another way for unions to better support delegates in their role.

    NTEU NSW Division views delegate development and support as a key priority, which is why we have launched a new handbook and quarterly publication for delegates this year. We have also developed introductory training sessions for delegates that are regularly held in the NSW Division Office.

    Later this week, we will be launching a new section on our website that provides information about how NTEU members can get involved in union activities.

    With the help of our members, activists and delegates we hope to build the NTEU and provide members with the best possible representation at work.

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  7. Higher education workers support teachers in their fight against casualisation

    Posted 11 May 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    It has been reported this week that nearly 20,000 new primary and secondary teachers will need to be employed over the next five years to replace staff reaching retirement.

    This comes as proposed NSW government reforms will hand control of staffing to local principals, allowing them to replace long-serving, permanent teachers with casual and short-term arrangements.

    NSW Teachers Federation President, Maurie Mulheron, is concerned recent graduates will be exploited to achieve a cheaper workforce. He said:
    What we will have is a totally deregulated staffing structure, with an increasing number of temporary positions, no incremental pay scale and no guaranteed executive structure."
    ''The department and the minister see this as a golden time. They can exploit the fact there are a lot of young people coming in and a cheaper workforce. But they can also change the culture by putting them on short-term or casual arrangements. We're extremely worried about the future of the profession.''

    The attacks facing NSW teachers are similar to those faced by higher education staff. Our sector has already seen a dramatic increase in precarious employment, with as many as 77,000 staff in Australian universities employed as casuals. Large-scale casualisation has begun to undermine the sustainability of the academic profession in Australia.

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  8. Australian Workforce Futures and Climate Change Project

    Posted 27 April 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    NTEU NSW proudly supports the launch of the Australian Workforce Futures and Climate Change Project and encourages interested members to attend their upcoming event, which includes a research seminar ...

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    More information about the Australian Workforce Future and Climate Change Project.
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  9. NTEU NSW and NSW Nurses Join Forces

    Posted 20 April 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    NTEU and the NSW Nurses Association have developed a dual membership arrangement to cover people in NSW who work both for the university and in a clinical context—at no extra cost to you.

    We are incredibly excited to offer dual membership in NSW for university staff nurse educators who want to maintain their membership of the NSW Nurses Association. This will be particularly useful for nursing academics who work as nurses part time—either for extra income or to maintain their clinical skills.  

    Dual membership will provide you with full industrial coverage across your teaching, research and clinical work, and allows you to stay in touch with developments and issues facing both sectors.

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  10. Investing in Education, Research & Ideas with David Robinson

    Posted 1 March 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    David Robinson, head of our sister union in Canada (CAUT), delivered an interesting talk at Trades Hall last week. We co-hosted the event with Catalyst, a progressive union research and policy group ...

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