University of Sydney
On Monday May 06, the Sydney University Casuals Network held a Yogaction outside the meeting of the University Senate. The action highlighted what managements' claims about "flexibility" mean in reality.
- Bending Over Backwards
- Tied Up in Knots
- Finding Balance
- Management's Own Flexibility
- Table Pose - Be Your Own Office
- Heads Down in Downward Facing Dog
- Keep it All Inside in Child's Pose
- Learn to Play Dead with Savasana
- Standing on Our Heads
You can also read an article in New Matilda written by Sharni Chan, Janin Bredehoft and Claire Parfitt, three of our casual activists.
NTEU is proud to present our latest video featuring Nobel Laureate Prof Peter Doherty (University of Melbourne). Professor Doherty explains why you should join the Dumb Cuts National Protests across ...
Nobel Laureate Prof Peter Doherty on the Dumb Cuts
"... I looked up from my research and teaching, and realized that the educational institution I’d joined so joyfully had become a severely hierarchical corporation that I hadn’t a hope of approaching in a democratic way. The style of management of our university – management defined, it seems to me, solely as the managing of systems, structures, finances and building, never people - has robbed the colleagues I’ve been proud to be amongst, colleagues chosen for their brilliant scholarship and eagerness to share it, of any hope of democratic governance, even of the courage to speak out."•
NTEU members and university staff send a message to the Prime Minister to oppose the Federal Government's $4b cuts to the higher education sector.
More info at dumbcuts.org.au
Dear Prime Minister
NTEU calls for nationwide protest on 14 May over university funding cuts
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) will hold national protests in capital cities and regional areas over higher ...
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.
Here is Kurt Iveson talking about casualiation and why the NTEU's academic workforce claims in the current round of Enterprise Bargaining are so important. He talks about how those claims will address the explosion of precarious and casual teaching in the University and invest in the next generations of academics. High quality education relies on high quality working conditions for staff.
Casualisation and the Academic Workforce
Media alert: May Day, May Day: University action for a better deal for university staff and students
University staff across NSW are taking action on May 1 – the traditional day of workers’ action and solidarity – in support of their claims for a better deal for university staff ...
An analysis of the cuts to university funding released by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today challenges the Prime Minister’s characterisation of these cuts as being nothing more ...