Tas Division

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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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    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. Lies, damned lies, and statistics...

    Posted 8 October 2013 by Miranda Jamieson (Tas Division)

    Whichever way you look at the staffing statistics at the University of Tasmania, one thing does not change.  The current conditions for fixed-term and casual workers at UTAS are some of the worst in the country, and this is something that can and should change in the current negotiations for a new agreement. 

    For those that actually want to check out and validate the statistics, the links are below - http://www.innovation.gov.au/highereducation/HigherEducationStatistics/StatisticsPublications/Pages/Library%20Card/2012StaffNumbers.aspx

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  6. Petition for Job Security

    Posted 24 September 2013 by Miranda Jamieson (Tas Division)


    The NTEU has launched a petition about job security today for Vice-Chancellor Peter Rathjen. 

    We are asking him to replace casual and fixed-term roles with ongoing ...

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  7. UTAS Declared a Crime Scene

    Posted 19 September 2013 by Miranda Jamieson (Tas Division)


    UTAS was declared a crime scene by the NTEU because of its terrible staff statistics on Wednesday 18 September.  Job security remains the sticking point to reaching agreement, with no ...

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  8. UTAS Casual and Fixed-Term statistics

    Posted 3 September 2013 by Miranda Jamieson (Tas Division)

    In reports to Government (DIISRT) in 2012, UTAS advised of the following staff numbers –

    There were 1418 ongoing staff, 1345 fixed term staff and 3552 casual staff. 

    This means that only ...

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    UTAS facts on staffing

    • Published: 09 Sep, 2013
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  9. UTAS staff to take industrial action

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

    National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) will be conducting a strike and a rally outside Lazenby’s on the Sandy Bay Campus at 1.00pm tomorrow ...

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  10. 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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