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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?
NSW politicians defend our universities
- Senator Lee Rhiannon
- Senator Sam Dastyari
- Tanya Plibersek MP
"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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Happy May Day—join us on Sunday to highlight union achievements and protest cuts to university fundingHappy 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.
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.