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  1. Breakthrough for long-term casual workers - but not in higher education

    Posted 6 July 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)


    This week’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision will allow casual workers who can prove they have worked regular hours for a year to request conversion to permanent employment. It ...

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  2. Latest issue of Connect (March 2016) out now

    Posted 31 March 2016 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    The latest edition of Connectthe NTEU and CAPA magazine for academic casuals, is now available.

    The latest official data confirms what we see around us every day in universities. Insecure work is on the rise amongst academic and general staff. Most starkly the future of the academic profession is at stake as teaching and research positions dwindle with more than half of teaching done by casually employed academics and four out of five research jobs are short term contracts. Connect analyses this data and the

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  3. The rising tide of insecure employment at Australian universities

    Posted 1 March 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    This briefing paper from the NTEU Policy and Research Unit provides an analysis of the most recent Australian university staffing data. Our analysis of Departmental data demonstrates that since ...

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  4. NTEU scholarships for postgraduate students

    Posted 18 June 2015 by Helena Spyrou (NTEU National Office)

    Joan Hardy Scholarship for Postgraduate Nursing Research – $5000

    The NTEU has established a scholarship in memory of the late Joan Hardy, a long-time higher education union activist who died ...

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  5. Media Release: Union says VCs must respond to 4 Corners allegations

    Posted 21 April 2015 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    University vice chancellors must respond to allegations raised in Monday’s Four Corners: Degrees of Deception, the NTEU said today.

    “Allegations of corruption, of cheating, of unethical ...

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  6. Latest issue of Connect (vol. 8, no. 1) is now online

    Posted 8 April 2015 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    The first semester isssue of Connect, the NTEU and CAPA magazine for casual academics, is now available online.

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    Connect, April 2015

    NTEU & CAPA magazine for casual and sessional academic staff. Vol. 8, no. 1
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  7. Insecure Work Conference 2014

    Posted 11 March 2015 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Participants in the NTEU National Insecure Work Conference in Hobart last November were empowered by the experience of meeting with others precariously employed like them. They also learned of the differences and similarities across types of insecure work in higher education and research; and they heard a commitment by the National Executive to heighten the priority of addressing both insecure work in the sector and the issues for insecurely employed staff.

    Almost every NTEU Branch was represented and their delegates had to come from one of the target groups of academic teaching casuals, contract research staff or ‘project and other fixed term staff’. These delegates now have the authority to report back to their Branch Committees on the conference and to recommend what they think their Branch and Division should do next – for and with their precariously employed

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  8. Resisting ERA: Why not just say no?

    Posted 11 March 2015 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    On 22 October 2014, I published an opinion piece in the Higher Education Supplement of The Australian under the title ‘Two Rounds Enough: ERA Does More Harm than Good’. In that article, I argued that ‘after two rounds of Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) I believe the evidence is now in that the ERA is doing more harm than good. It is driving intensified managerialism, creating invidious status hierarchies between and within disciplines, and undermining collegiality. Potentially, it may also threaten academic freedom as managers seek to direct staff more and more where to publish, and even not to

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  9. 2014 Online Teaching Conditions Survey

    Posted 7 July 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU is seeking your input to help our campaign for better working conditions.

    If you are a casual or sessional academic, you can take the 2014 Online Teaching Conditions Survey here.

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  10. 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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