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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.
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
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 ...
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.
“Dumb cuts – dumber country.” Union appeals to University Vice Chancellors over $2.3b cuts to higher education
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is appealing to Australian universities not to cut staff as a result of the $900 million ‘efficiency dividend’ cuts announced on the weekend ...
The National Tertiary Education Union has called upon their academic members not to penalise students missing class to participate in today's protest rallies organised by the National ...
Hardship Funds Available for Casual and Part-Time NTEU Members who participate in the strike
The NTEU is determined to address the growth of casual and precarious labour at the University. This is a core element of our Enterprise Bargaining campaign.The Branch has been collecting money for members who suffer severe hardship by participating in the strikes. Casuals and part-time staff who are NTEU members who lose a full weeks pay by participating in the strike action either on Thursday March 07, or Tuesday March 26 and Wednesday March 27 should apply for support.
We will need proof of loss of income, NTEU membership (you must also have been a member prior to taking strike action), and a letter of request. Other members who suffer severe hardship will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Members who participate on the picket line will be given preference.•
Thanks to all members who came along to the Staff Christmas party. As the NTEU Sydney Branch Choir sang 'Management is Coming to Town' we gave out around 320 "presents" which were little parcels of lollies with one of our claims from this round of Enterprise Bargaining. The presents were a real talking point and it was a great way to get our message across to staff about our intention to secure a fair agreement that is good for staff, good for students and good for the University.•
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has challenged the Australian Industry Group’s (AIG) assertion in today’s Australian Financial Review that insecure employment is not a major ...
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Sydney University branch has called for the reduction of casual academic teaching at the University in its log of claims for a new enterprise bargaining. ...