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  1. Nominations will soon open for NTEU elections

    Posted 19 February 2016 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    2016 is an election year for the NTEU. Have you thought about getting involved?

    I am incredibly proud of – and passionate about – the NTEU’s democratic structures. Members elect ...

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  2. It all begins with a story ā€” our story

    Posted 19 August 2015 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    Being a woman presents challenges in our work. As a political activist, campaigner and lecturer, I’ve often been in situations where I was the only female voice.

    As Mayor of Sutherland Shire, ...

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  3. Bluestocking Week 2015 ā€” Spin a yarn. Start a fire.

    Posted 7 August 2015 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    Bluestockings will again be all the rage next week on campuses across the country.

    The theme for this year is "Storylines". Women in higher education are being encouraged to have a yarn with each ...

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  4. Why be a unionist in a university?

    Posted 16 November 2014 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    Raewyn Connell (Professor Emerita, University of Sydney) was honoured with life membership of the Union at the 2014 NTEU National Council in recognition of her role as an active NTEU member and defender of quality, public higher education. 

    One of the many reasons Raewyn was honoured with life membership was her exceptional defence of higher education in her open letter and video to University of Sydney Vice Chancellor, Michael Spence, during NTEU industrial action in 2013. Click here to watch the video.

    After Council, we asked Raewyn to share why she felt it was important for higher education workers to unite and be active in the union.

    "The Union is now where the most creative and well-informed policy discussions about universities are happening. If Australian higher education is to change for the better, much of the thinking will come from the active membership of the NTEU."

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  5. NSW politicians defend our universities

    Posted 25 June 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    The response to the Abbott Government’s punitive budget has been heartening. Attacks on our universities have spurred the community to action to protect quality, public higher education. On 6 July, union members and community groups will rally to defend a fair Australia and oppose increases to university fees.

    A number of prominent NSW politicians have also joined us to say no to $100,000 degrees. I'd like to thank them for their support. Now it is over to you... do you say no to $100,000 degrees?

    You can check out these and more photos on our facebook and twitter. You can also send your own photo: http://bit.ly/BustTheBudgetSelfie

     

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  6. Who is running the NTEU? You are!

    Posted 14 April 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    2014 is an election year for the NTEU. (Want to know more about our elections? Register for the webinar here).

    I am incredibly proud of – and passionate about – the NTEU’s ...

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  7. Why Iā€™m involved in my Branch Committee: Greg Trueman

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Adam Knobel (University of Wollongong)

    "I find everyone gets involved in the Branch Committee due to personal reasons. In my case, I joined when my wife had problems with administration. We were both in the CPSU and they didn’t want ...

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  8. Are you interested in being on your local Branch Committee?

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    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, ...

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  9. Union members' right to vote must not be delayed

    Posted 11 July 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    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 ...

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    Minister Shorten: Seeking your support re FWA

    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
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  10. 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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