06 août 2018

UNSW members strike in NSW & ACT (Advocate 25 02)

After months of bargaining at UNSW, on 30 May NTEU members walked off the job for 24-hours, striking at campuses in Kensington, Darlinghurst and UNSW Canberra. More...

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Impressive outcomes for members in UTAS Agreement (Advocate 25 02)

A pay increase of 1.8% per year (8.5% flat over the life of the Agreement) was boosted by a restructuring of the classifications which will see the overwhelming majority of staff receive additional increases of between 1% and 2.4% salary through increment changes. More...

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NTEU reaches Agreement with Florey Institute (Advocate 25 02)

NTEU’s Enterprise Agreement with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Medical Health sets a new standard for pay and conditions in the NTEU Research Institutes Branch. More...

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NTEU welcomes inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace (Advocate 25 02)

In the wake of inquiries into sexual assault and harassment of students in universities and the Defence Forces, high profile harassment cases in Australia and the US, and the latest results of the Australian Sexual Harassment Telephone Survey, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner has announced a 12 month Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. More...

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Ending discrimination of workers employed in faith based organisations (Advocate 25 02)

NTEU delegates at the ACTU Congress in July will be asked to support a motion in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+) workers. More...

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Unlocking democratic activism of university casuals (Advocate 25 02)

Unlocking the spirit of democracy was considered by educator and philosopher John Dewey to be essential for combatting “vested interests” that are “powerfully on the side of the status quo”. True democracy, Dewey argued, means that everyone should have the right to have a say in how their work environment is run. More...

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A&TSI higher education funding (Advocate 25 02)

The release of the 2018-19 Federal Budget saw a small but welcome budget increase to the supplementary funding allocation and forward estimates attributed to the Indigenous Student Assistance Grants (ISAG) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support; administered through the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP). More...

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NTEU at 25 – One era ends & another begins (Advocate 25 02)

October 1st this year marks 25 years since the formation of NTEU. It also marks a quarter of a century since I was given the privilege of being NTEU General Secretary, having spent the previous 10 years as General Secretary of the Union of Australia College Academics (UACA). More...

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Unfinished business for Australia – & NTEU (Advocate 25 02)

For my final Advocate editorial*, I could have written on the need to change the industrial laws in favour of workers and our unions; to organise more effectively to increase job security; to counter the persistence of sexism and inequality for women; to again make the case for free tertiary tuition and adequate public funding; to plea for members to get involved in university governance and demand democracy and accountability; and I certainly could have written on academic freedom and our rights and responsibilities to challenge the status quo through our teaching, research and engagement. More...

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Hundreds of staff strike at Melbourne (Advocate 25 02)

As thousands of unionists marched to Change the Rules this May, staff at the University of Melbourne walked off the job in one of the most successful strikes at the University in recent memory. More...

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