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  1. NUS Rallies - NTEU backs students protesting Turnbull government’s continuing attacks on higher education

    Posted 17 March 2017 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) supports students rallying around the country today in protests organised by the National Union of Students (NUS) against the Turnbull government’s ...

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  2. State of the Uni survey returns in 2017 (Advocate 24 01)

    Posted 16 March 2017 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    In May, NTEU will be inviting university staff to complete our 2017 State of the Uni Survey.

    This is the second biennial survey, the first in 2015 attracted nearly 8,000 respondents from universities around the country, both Union members and other

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  3. Jenny’s story highlights the perils of insecure work (Advocate 24 01)

    Posted 16 March 2017 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    When we interviewed Jenny Smith for a campaign video in December, she had only recently found out that she had a job for 2017. A contract researcher at the University of Tasmania for the last 18 years, Jenny has had 12 different jobs in this time, and never on a contract of more than 12 months. Lately the contracts have been no more than four

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  4. Media Release: Union reminds Universities that increased Indigenous student participation unlikely without commitment to Indigenous staffing targets

    Posted 1 March 2017 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union welcomed Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy 2017-2020, released today.

    National President Jeannie Rea said that the goals to increase Aboriginal and ...

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  5. Trump in the White House - Seminar on Wednesday 25 January 2017

    Posted 18 January 2017 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU and the Australian Education Union (AEU) are jointly sponsoring a seminar with Lorretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Teachers Federation (AFT).

    The seminar, "Trump in the ...

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  6. Every member counts (Advocate 23 03)

    Posted 10 November 2016 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    By Michael Evans, National Organiser

    Successive NTEU surveys indicate that about a third of new members say one of their main reasons for joining is having a conversation with a colleague about the Union. Research also indicates that unions are largest and strongest when there are delegates or active members in a workplace, talking and working with potential new

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  7. A Fair Go for university staff (Advocate 23 03)

    Posted 9 November 2016 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    By Michael Evans, National Organsiser

    A lack of job security is crippling higher education and its workforce. Changes in the sector mean that job insecurity is the norm. Only 2 out of 10 new employees were employed on a permanent basis or 3 out of 10 on a full time equivalent (FTE) basis. NTEU says it’s time for a Fair Go for Australian university

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  8. NTEU Lecture: Dennis Altman on reviving civic culture after Trump

    Posted 21 October 2016 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU is proud to announce that Professor Dennis Altman will present the 6th NTEU Lecture in Sydney on 1 December, under the title ‘Reviving Civic Culture after Trump: The Role of ...

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  9. Help stop the privatisation of the ASIC corporate registry

    Posted 13 September 2016 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The Turnbull government is continuing its stealthy shuffle towards privatising the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) corporate registry operations – and NTEU ...

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  10. Joining up a colleague is the best way to build the Union (Advocate 23 02)

    Posted 27 June 2016 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    Talking to your colleagues in the workplace about the NTEU and asking them to join is still one of the most effective ways to grow the Union, according to our recent survey of new NTEU members.

    Twenty two per cent of respondents indicated that they had joined after being asked by a colleague. The next most common single reason was joining the Union appropriate to the workplace as a matter of principle (20 per

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