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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Why I’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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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