20 mai 2019

NTEU position on inappropriate student enrolments and profiteering by Australian universities

The statement below sets out the Union’s position on inappropriate student enrolments and profiteering by Australian universities, particularly at the expense of international students, and the rights and obligations of staff to participate in public debate.
It was adopted by the National Executive on 11 May 2019, is consistent with NTEU's comprehensive set of policies that have been adopted via the democratic structures of the Union. More...

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Murdoch Chancellor refuses to guarantee jobs of whistleblowers

The NTEU have today released a letter (see below) sent to Murdoch University’s Chancellor and Vice Chancellor demanding a clear commitment that no action will be taken against employees who participated in the recent Four Corners program ‘Cash Cows’. More...

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Media Release: NTEU welcomes ALP plan to cap fixed term contracts

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today welcomed the ALP’s announcement that it will cap the number of fixed term contracts that an employee can be offered before conversion to ongoing employment, if it wins office at the federal election this Saturday. More...

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18 mai 2019

Adjuncts at Mercy, Occidental Form Unions

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Non-tenure-track professors at Mercy and Occidental Colleges voted to form unions affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced this week. At Mercy, where there were 831 eligible adjunct voters, 406 voted for a union and 100 voted no, according to information from SEIU. More...

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09 mai 2019

International students are the victims of exploitation – greater public accountability needed

NTEU has called for greater public accountability for universities in their dealings with international students, following the disturbing incidences detailed by Four Corners last night. More...

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Letter to members re Four Corners "Cash Cows"

If you watched the Four Corners program last night, like me you would probably have experienced a mix of emotions; disappointment that our sector is suffering reputational damage yet again, concern for the welfare of international students and the potential for a racist backlash, anger at some of the behavior described, and great admiration for those who chose to speak out. More...

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06 mai 2019

Latest issue of Advocate out now

The latest edition of the NTEU’s member magazine, Advocate (vol. 26, no. 1), is now online at www.nteu.org.au/advocate. Hard copy magazines will be mailed to members from today.
This special Federal Election edition of the Advocate contains a 20 page guide covering the main election issues. We've scored the major parties on their promises and commitments in higher education policy & funding, research policy, industrial relations, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander policy, and climate change. Plus, meet the Defenders of Tertiary Education, hear from the major parties on education, and discover where the pork has been dished out to recently. We also cover the latest news from across the country, with features on standing up to racism, the Year of Indigenous Languages, China's crackdown on dissent and much more. More...

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Media release: Industrial action overwhelmingly endorsed at University of the Sunshine Coast

After 8 months of negotiations, National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have voted to take industrial action. Eighty per cent of NTEU members at USC participated in the vote, with 91% of those voting to stop work if required. More...

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Position Vacant: Victorian Communications & Campaigns Organiser

The National Tertiary Education Union (Victorian Division) is seeking a highly motivated, member-focused individual to assist us in our communication and campaigns.  This is a challenging and varied role involving social media, print, video and other campaign resources as well as supporting union pickets, rallies and publicity events.  The successful applicant will be committed to building the trade union movement. More...

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28 avril 2019

Counting the Coalition’s failings (Advocate 26 01)

There are so many reasons to vote out the Coalition Government at the May election: energy policy and climate change, higher education and research funding, public broadcasting, treatment of refugees, the appalling level of the Newstart allowance. It is just not possible to document their many failings in one small column. More...

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