Posts tagged with women
There has been little shift for some time in the gender disparity in higher education careers and studies.
In some areas gender equity has deteriorated. While we applaud Margaret Gardner becoming ...
This year, it’s time for action on campuses. NTEU with NUS and CAPA will use Bluestocking Week to highlight the importance of women speaking out and sharing our stories and views.
We need to hear the stories of the women in our universities as we "cross the line" and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict women's freedom and opportunities. In short, we want to hear diverse and contemporary ‘bluestocking’ experiences.
We can create a human tapestry that describes the experiences of women who work and study in our universities, as women ‘cross the line’ and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict our freedom and opportunities.
We want to hear from all women in the university community:
- professional and general staff
Tell us your stories of the value of education and opportunity, and what you are doing to challenge the status
Given the overwhelming evidence on the impact of deregulation and other higher education policy changes proposed by the Federal Government, it should come as no real surprise that more women are ...
This year’s Bluestocking Week theme is ‘Crossing the Line’. How could it be otherwise? The line has been crossed already, not by us but by the Abbott Coalition Government and their advocates and supporters, who are seeking to wind back the clock as they actively attack pro-women and feminist policies and perspectives. We cannot stand on the sideline, but have to cross the line ourselves.
Last year, we focused on what the future may hold as it looked like the outcome of the federal election would be a neo-conservative Coalition Government.
The National Union of Students (NUS) announced early last year that ‘Our bluestockings are on the line.’ NTEU responded in August arguing that we must ‘hold the line’, defending equity and accessibility in universities, highlighting the value of education in a progressive society, and underlining the need to maintain a quality higher education sector through appropriate levels of public
Guess the gender pay gap for general staff at your university – and win a prize. CLICK HERE TO ENTER
In November 2012, the gender pay gap in Australia stood at 17.6%. The average weekly ...
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, ...
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
Casualisation “the dirty little secret of university expansion”, union to tell public parliamentary hearings into insecure employment bill
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 ...
The NTEU has renewed its call for a review of the ERA’s cost-effectiveness and its broader ramifications upon the Australian research community.
NTEU National President Jeannie Rea said, ...