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  1. Australia falls in international gender ranking

    Posted 31 October 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    News that Australia has slipped in the international rankings for the latest global gender gap index is disappointing but predicatable.

    Australia is now 24th on the gender ...

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  2. Little shift in gender disparity in higher ed

    Posted 16 September 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    There has been little shift for some time in the gender disparity in higher education careers and studies. In some areas gender equity has deteriorated. The proportion of women vice chancellors has fallen to 20%, just eight out of 39. It had climbed to one third a few years ago. And just the second woman to head up a ‘Group of 8’ University, starts at Monash this September.

    There has been little shift in the proportion of women academics still hovering around 44%, and women are still less than one third of the professorial class, but now at least more than one quarter. While women are two thirds of general and professional staff, and have made significant inroads into senior positions (45%), there does not seem to be any recent gains. Women still predominate in lower levels and more insecure jobs across all

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  3. Barbara Pocock work+life

    Posted 5 September 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    Long time NTEU member, Professor Barbara Pocock AM has researched work and employment relations for more than 30 years. She has worked for Australian governments, community organisations, and universities including the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, where in 2006 she founded the Centre for Work + Life. Initially trained as an economist, Barbara completed her doctorate in gender studies, and taught and researched labour studies and social science from the mid-1980s to 2014. As Barbara retires from full time work, NTEU National President Jeannie Rea and UNSW Branch President Sarah Gregson reflect upon her working

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  4. NTEU’s Agreements – looking through a gender lens

    Posted 5 September 2014 by (Women)

    In the current round of bargaining in universities, NTEU has achieved economy-leading salary outcomes and a range of important improvements in conditions of employment. Those include improved rights and leave for staff experiencing domestic violence, as well as changes which will reduce barriers to women’s career progression and help to close the gender pay gap. 

    Domestic Violence Provisions

    In this round of bargaining, all NTEU Branches claimed for specific Agreement provisions addressing domestic violence, including joint university-union development of policies, provision that no staff member be disadvantaged in their employment due to dealing with domestic violence, and special leave for staff seeking safe housing, attending court hearings etc. While there was no mandatory settlement point associated with the claim, the Union’s National Executive recommended that Branches aim for four stars out of a possible 7 (including paid leave) using the 7-star rating system developed by the Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House (DFVCH) at

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  5. Agenda 2014 out now

    Posted 5 September 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The 2014 edition of Agenda, NTEU's women's journal, is now available online. Mailout of hardcopy to members will begin on 10 September.

    Check the NTEU Women's blog for postings of selected features ...

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    Agenda vol. 22

    Crossing the Line!

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  6. On Equal Pay Day, Union warns women could earn less but pay more

    Posted 5 September 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Union warns women earn less but could still pay more

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today warned that women graduates could end up earning less but still pay off increased student ...

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  7. Pessimism about advances in gender equity in higher education backed up in latest stats

    Posted 12 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    There has been little shift for some time in the gender disparity in higher education careers and studies.

    In some areas gender equity has deteriorated. While we applaud Margaret Gardner becoming ...

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  8. Cross the line and tell us your bluestocking story

    Posted 30 July 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

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    This year, it’s time for action on campuses. NTEU with NUS and CAPA will use Bluestocking Week to highlight the importance of women speaking out and sharing our stories and views.

    We need to hear the stories of the women in our universities as we "cross the line" and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict women's freedom and opportunities.  In short, we want to hear diverse and contemporary ‘bluestocking’ experiences.

    We can create a human tapestry that describes the experiences of women who work and study in our universities, as women ‘cross the line’ and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict our freedom and opportunities.

    We want to hear from all women in the university community:

    • students,
    • academics
    • professional and general staff
    • graduates
    • friends

    Tell us your stories of the value of education and opportunity, and what you are doing to challenge the status

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  9. More Women Strongly Oppose the Federal Government's Uni Deregulation Plans

    Posted 2 July 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Given the overwhelming evidence on the impact of deregulation and other higher education policy changes proposed by the Federal Government, it should come as no real surprise that more women are ...

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  10. The Abbott Government's planned de-regulation of uni degrees to hit women the hardest

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    New modelling by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra, in conjunction with news website The Conversation report (HECS upon you: NATSEM models ...

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