NTEU National Office

All Posts

  1. These are challenges we must face as a collective—it’s about the power of solidarity.

    Posted 16 November 2014 by Adam Knobel (University of Wollongong)

    I want to share with you what the NTEU means to me. 
     
    NTEU means fairer pay, benefits, and working conditions for all members; Unions are not an individualistic entity. The NTEU operates ...

    Read More

  2. Why be a unionist in a university?

    Posted 16 November 2014 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    Raewyn Connell (Professor Emerita, University of Sydney) was honoured with life membership of the Union at the 2014 NTEU National Council in recognition of her role as an active NTEU member and defender of quality, public higher education. 

    One of the many reasons Raewyn was honoured with life membership was her exceptional defence of higher education in her open letter and video to University of Sydney Vice Chancellor, Michael Spence, during NTEU industrial action in 2013. Click here to watch the video.

    After Council, we asked Raewyn to share why she felt it was important for higher education workers to unite and be active in the union.

    "The Union is now where the most creative and well-informed policy discussions about universities are happening. If Australian higher education is to change for the better, much of the thinking will come from the active membership of the NTEU."

    Read More

  3. Insecure Work Conference: join us online

    Posted 13 November 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    This post is republished from the CASA (Casual, Adjunct, Sessional staff and their Allies) blog. We thank them for the opportunity to publish to their blog, and their formidable activism and ...

    Read More

  4. New Refugee Laws To Impact on Human Rights

    Posted 12 November 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU is appalled at new legislation proposed by Government aimed at reducing the rights and humane treatment of refugees. 

    The  Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment ...

    Read More

  5. Ian Lowe: TamU celebrates deregulation

    Posted 12 November 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Yes, it is that time of the year again. I can hear the groans of despair and reverberating thuds of Advocate copies hitting the waste paper bin, as staff realise I have again made my annual ...

    Read More

    Journal
    (8 MB) - PDF

    Advocate, November 2014

  6. Free market is not the answer in the university funding debate

    Posted 12 November 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The following piece appeared in The Australian on Wednesday 12 November 2014. 

    Free market is not the answer in the university funding debate

    Jeannie Rea

    The Australia  12 November 2014

    ...

    Read More

  7. Pat Wright: TV or not TV?

    Posted 12 November 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    The convergence through digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) of Internet audio and video with broadcast radio and television proceeds apace.  In early 2015, TPG Telecom, ...

    Read More

    Journal
    (8 MB) - PDF

    Advocate, November 2014

  8. Changes to Defence Trades Controls

    Posted 11 November 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Changes to the Defence Export Controls Act 2012 are coming. Following advocacy by the NTEU, these changes should improve the present situation for Australian scientists working in universities, ...

    Read More

    Journal
    (8 MB) - PDF

    Advocate, November 2014

  9. The Coalition’s Industry, Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda: Opening science to business

    Posted 11 November 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    While the proposed establishment of Industry Growth Centres has been the subject of much of the limited public attention to the Coalition Government’s Industry, Innovation and Competitiveness ...

    Read More

    Journal
    (8 MB) - PDF

    Advocate, November 2014