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  1. NTEU congratulates Mary Kelly

    Posted 23 June 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU congratulates Mary Kelly on her award in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mary currently works as the Equity Director at the Queensland University of Technology.

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  2. NTEU congratulates Celeste Liddle

    Posted 7 March 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    On behalf of the the Union, I would like to congratulate NTEU National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organiser, Celeste Liddle who was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women ...

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  3. Call for authors for book on motherhood and academia

    Posted 23 January 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU member and former NTEU organiser, Dr Lisa Lines, with Assoc. Prof. Joanne Devlin, are seeking female authors for their upcoming book on motherhood and academia. If you are interested, ...

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  4. What would changes to Paid Parental Leave cost your family? Tell us your story!

    Posted 7 December 2016 by Susan Kenna (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU is preparing a submission to the Senate Committee inquiring into the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Bill. We are including stories from our members.

    Please take the time to contribute your own ...

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  5. Higher education workers on PPL stand to lose $12,000

    Posted 24 November 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Under proposed government changes to paid parental leave (PPL), higher education workers on PPL stand to lose $12,000 (18 weeks’ pay at the minimum wage) - severely impacting time to spend with ...

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  6. URGENT – Protect Australia’s Paid Parental Leave

    Posted 26 October 2016 by Susan Kenna (NTEU National Office)

    Malcolm Turnbull hopes to cut parental leave entitlements as soon as 1 January 2017.

    This means that women who are currently pregnant may have to change their plans, with estimates that families ...

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  7. Paid domestic violence leave everybody’s business

    Posted 19 October 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Last week an article was published in The Conversation on Paid Domestic Violence Leave that was contradictory and even erroneous in parts. The NTEU wrote a response and forwarded to The Conversation. ...

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  8. Agenda 2016 now available

    Posted 19 September 2016 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    The 2016 issue of NTEU’s annual women’s magazine, Agenda, is out now. Women members will start receiving copies in the mail over the coming days (or, if you have opted for e-delivery, you will receive your notification today).

    During Bluestocking Week this year, many of us donned our 'Ask me about my feminist agenda' T shirts and found ourselves in lots of terrific and positive conversations on campus and even walking down the street. So this year’s edition of Agenda is full of the issues and debates that are part of those conversations from the ongoing challenges of reaching gender equity to dealing with the scourge of male violence against

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  9. NUS launches Talk About It Survey

    Posted 2 February 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Today, the National Union of Students (NUS) Womens Department has released the results from the 2015 ‘Talk About It,’ survey, revealing a range of alarming statistics about the ...

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  10. Insecure work in unis is gendered (Agenda 2015)

    Posted 7 September 2015 by Terri Macdonald (Women)

    Universities love to promote themselves as ‘Employers of Choice’. They cite their excellent paid parental leave, policies around ‘return to work’, gender equity initiatives and even domestic violence leave. It would appear that our universities are leading the way for other employers. However, we know that the majority of these industrial rights and policies only exist as they were hard fought for and won by the union members – sometimes needing industrial action to force university managements to seriously negotiate. So, the question is, what are our universities really doing in terms of improving gender equity?

    The degree to which our universities are engaged with improving gender equality in the workplace can be seen in the 2015 Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA) Employer Reports, which are now being released. These public reports require universities to report on a broad variety of gender equality indicators. Importantly, the reports also require universities to record the actual numbers of their total workforce – including casual and sessional staff – by gender and broad categories (e.g. manager level, professional, clerical and administrative, technical

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