14 avril 2016

Support Twitter campaign for freedom for academics imprisoned in Turkey

By Jeannie Rea. The NTEU has received a request to support the Academics for Peace (https://twitter.com/BarisAkademik)Twitter campaign #Freedom4Academics4Peace to raise our voices in support of academics arrested and held in solitary confinement in Turkey. More...

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NTEU supports CPSU Members’ Right to Strike

By Jeannie Rea. NTEU stands in solidarity with the CPSU in its battle for the right to strike. CPSU and its members taking protected industrial action have been subjected to outrageous tactics by the federal government agency Border Force, which has used spurious arguments that the industrial action threatens national security to support an application for a three month suspension. More...

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Latest issue of Connect (March 2016) out now

By Jeannie Rea. The latest edition of Connectthe NTEU and CAPA magazine for academic casuals, is now available.
The latest official data confirms what we see around us every day in universities. Insecure work is on the rise amongst academic and general staff
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$100,000 degrees: Turnbull's big new tax on uni students

By Andrew MacDonald. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is therefore asking if the Turnbull government intends to effectively tax students by proceeding with higher education fee increases, public funding cuts and fee deregulation? Is the government’s plan to reduce student access to higher education. More...

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Hands off our ABC

By Andrew MacDonald. If the national broadcaster doesn’t receive a significant boost to funding in this year’s federal budget, then it will be forced to make more cuts to programming, services and staff – or open the door to commercial advertising to make-up the shortfall. More...

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Rolling short term contracts reality for many uni staff

By Andrew MacDonald. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is calling on Australian universities to provide better job security for their fixed term staff amid revelations some have spent more than 20 years working from short term contract to short term contract. More...

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Increasing university fees by 25 per cent part of Turnbull’s ‘Bad Ideas Boom’

By Andrew MacDonald. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) says that the Turnbull government commitment to increased investment in a more innovative Australia is nothing but empty rhetoric following Education Minister Senator Simon Birmingham’s very strong indication that the Budget will increase university fees by 25%. More...

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Union tips HELP could become Australia’s subprime loans crisis

By Andrew MacDonald. The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) report Higher Education Loans Programme (HELP) Impact on the Budget released today shows HELP is in serious danger of becoming Australia’s subprime loans crisis if the government proceeds with its policy to cut funding per student by 20% and increase student fees, says the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU). More...

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NTEU supports students rallying against Turnbull Govt higher education cuts

By Andrew MacDonald. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) supports students around the country rallying tomorrow (Wednesday 13 April), for the National Union of Students’ (NUS) Fund our Future. Fight for our Future day of action. More...

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Keeping campus open vital to region's future

By Andrew MacDonald. In the wake of recent renewed uncertainty about the future of the campus, National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members have reaffirmed their commitment to fighting for local jobs, and an ongoing university presence in the region. More...

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