Hundreds of protestors in Hobart and Launceston yesterday called for the restoration of the latest $2.3bn cuts to university and student funding.
The protests, organised by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the Tasmanian University Union with support from the National Union of Students and the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations as part of national action in all capital cities and some regional centres, urged Federal MPs to follow the lead of the Greens and independent MP Andrew Wilkie and vote against the enabling legislation for the cuts.
The Greens and independent MP Andrew Wilkie this morning announced their support for the National Tertiary Education Union’s ‘uni cuts- dumb cuts’ campaign and declared their ...
With no detectable progress on the NTEU log of claims in bargaining, the NTEU have released a flier outlining the difference in position between the two parties.
You can download it here -
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
Industrial action over a collective agreement at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) is one step closer following the decision of the Tasmanian Division Council of the National Tertiary Education Union to undertake a protected action ballot.
Over the past 5 months we have been negotiating with UTAS representatives to implement a new staff agreement which will provide certainty for staff in these uncertain times.
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
We have arranged meetings across the campuses to discuss the lack of a wage offer, provide a comprehensive update for members about the proposed reduction in conditions for the EBA, outline the progress to date, and to provide an opportunity for members to ask questions.
“Do they want an ongoing sustainable institution or workload models – which is more important?”
This was the statement put to us by UTAS at the last negotiation in response to our query about whether University management believed that Academic Workloads should be protected in the agreement.
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