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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 ...
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.
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 ...
Improvements to funding and equity for primary and secondary school education are essential. These should not be achieved by slashing the resources available for a quality university education.
After the Government stripped $1 billion out of universities in the mid-year economic statement, the first major statement of the new Higher Education Minister Craig Emerson was to make a further $2.3 billion cuts to the sector. Around $1.3 billion of this will be borne by students – with the rest to come from an “efficiency dividend” of 2 per cent on payments to universities.
Let us be very clear: this $900 million reduction is not an “efficiency dividend”. The federal government is not our shareholder and our institutions do not have profits to distribute to them or anyone else. This change is a cut to university core funding.
It’s just a matter of time: University workload dispute hearing at the Fair Work Commission on Monday
The University of Tasmania’s failure to implement agreed workload guidelines properly is resulting in crippling teaching and administrative workloads and unreasonable research output ...
Sydney University staff, general and academic, have been writing letters to inform management of their reasons for supporting the Enterprise Bargaining campaign and industrial action.
These letters are powerful and eloquent and speak to the anxieties university staff have about the direction management is taking Sydney University, and their hopes for Higher Education and this institution. Please read and share them widely.
Staff at Sydney University have also made a video (Dear Michael - An open letter to the Vice Chancellor) which you can view below.
Dear Michael - An open letter to the Vice Chancellor
Make sure your computer sound is turned on.
This video contains subtitles for those staff who cannot play sound on their computer.
Authorised by NTEU University of Melbourne Branch Committee.
Managing change - Sean Cooney
Round 6 bargaining is well under way, with new Agreements having been reached at Curtin University of Technology and Central Queensland University.
At both institutions payrises of at least 4% ...