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  1. Bust the Budget Rally - All Vic members call to action.

    Posted 30 May 2014 by Colin Long (Vic Division)

    Our Union, NTEU, has been asked to join with all Victorian unions and community organisations on June 12 to demonstrate our deep opposition to the proposed Federal Budget. That Budget sets the ...

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  2. Media Release: Cost and Debt Shifting

    Posted 29 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU Media Release

    NTEU analysis released today shows that the Abbott Government is shifting debt and costs away from the government and onto students.

    Crucially, it shows that the level of debt students will owe the government will exceed the Australian government’s net debt sometime in the early 2020s as a result of their higher education changes.

    NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea said this was cost shifting on a grand

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  3. Harried? Working, Life and the University seminar.

    Posted 28 May 2014 by Corey Rabaut (University of Melbourne)


    Please note that it has become necessary to change the date of the "We are the University" lunchtime seminar.

    It is now on TUESDAY June 3, 12.30 to 2. Old Arts Theatre A. We apologise for ...

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  4. Media Release: Full day ‘Sport Strike’ at La Trobe Melbourne (Navitas)

    Posted 28 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Staff at La Trobe Melbourne (Navitas) will strike again today in response to management’s unwillingness to negotiate fairly with staff.

    Last week, staff participated in protected industrial ...

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  5. How much will a uni degree cost?

    Posted 27 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU analysis (downlaod copy below) of the new funding and regulatory arrangements for higher education concludes that:

    • a minimum average increase in university tuition fees of at least 33% just to compensate for reductions in government funding and the introduction of new student funded scholarship scheme,
    • the lifting of the cap on university fees could see the tuition fees for some degrees reach or exceed $100,000 especially in degrees like medicine, law, engineering and management and commerce,
    • the introduction of interest on HELP debts is highly inequitable because students from disadvantaged backgrounds will not be in a position to pay their fees upfront,  
    • the changes to HELP are especially unfair for students who elect to take career breaks which means there is strong bias against female graduates, and     
    • the size and cost of servicing students loans will be the equivalent of a second

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  6. Professional Staff heart of the University rally

    Posted 26 May 2014 by Corey Rabaut (University of Melbourne)

    NTEU will be rallying for the jobs, safe workloads and quality services that the BIP threatens. We will remind Senior Management that Professional Staff are the heart of our University. ...

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  7. Full Day Strike Called For LTM This Wednesday, Bans To Bite

    Posted 26 May 2014 by Josh Cullinan (Vic Division)

    All NTEU members, including all casual staff, will participate in a full day strike this Wednesday in pursuit of a fair and satisfactory new Agreement for staff. Until now we have recognized the ...

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  8. NTEU wins ELICOS Casuals Lockers & Pigeon Holes – UMOs Achieve Objective

    Posted 26 May 2014 by Josh Cullinan (Vic Division)

    Last Wednesday NTEU installed eight lockers to pressure Navitas Management to provide interim lockers and space for casual ELICOS staff whilst we pursue better arrangements for desk and workspace. In ...

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  9. Navitas Reneges On Offer, Cuts Conditions – NTEU Boycotts Bundoora Briefing

    Posted 26 May 2014 by Josh Cullinan (Vic Division)

    Late on Thursday Navitas wrote to NTEU with a new document cutting almost every condition they had agreed to in April. This followed the email Navitas Management sent to staff with scant detail of ...

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    Navitas - Comparison 21May Changes to 15April Position

    This document is a comparison of the line by line changes now sought by management to the provisions they had agreed in April.

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  10. LTM Students Advised Classes Cancelled Next Wednesday – Time to Demand Reimbursement & Special Consideration

    Posted 26 May 2014 by Josh Cullinan (Vic Division)

    Students pay a premium for the quality education delivered by NTEU members at La Trobe Melbourne. During work stoppages our members are not paid and it is only reasonable that students be reimbursed ...

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    La Trobe Melbourne staff on strike are not paid for any of the time they are on strike. If you are not provided the education experience for which you are entitled, it is reasonable to be reimbursed a proportion of the fee you are charged by La Trobe Melbourne.

    Complete the form below to send your reimbursement claim directly to Rod Jones, the CEO of Navitas, owner of La Trobe Melbourne.

    Enter your email to ensure a copy of this form is sent to your email.
    Enter your first name here.
    Enter your surname here.
    Enter your Student ID number here.
    Enter your mobile phone number here.
    By checking this box you confirm you are making a claim for reimbursement of an appropriate proportion of the fees charged by La Trobe Melbourne. This claim is made because of the impact of La Trobe Melbourne staff industrial action.

    * denotes required field

    This service is provided by NTEU Navitas. If you have any enquiries about the status of your reimbursement, please contact Navitas directly at
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