25 mars 2017

Defining the “good university” not enough (Advocate 24 01)

By Jeannie Rea. In Australia cheating, whether through old fashioned plagiarising or buying the services of others to complete assignments, is reportedly more prolific amongst international and postgraduate coursework students paying high fees in a deregulated market place. Across the board, apparently more students are cheating as fees and the cost of living increase along with the costs of failing. More...

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When governance goes bad (Advocate 24 01)

By Jeannie Rea. We have maintained that university councils should be transparent and accountable, in the face of ludicrous levels of secrecy now common across the country. These days in most places members of the university cannot observe council meetings, and cannot even see the agenda, let alone the papers. An outcome of the NTEU’s workshop last year for NTEU members on councils will be a handbook addressing ‘conflict of interest’ and other issues. More...

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All women want is our rights and world peace (Advocate 24 01)

By Jeannie Rea. Women still do not have the same opportunities in life because we are gendered women; and men do have greater opportunities compared to women of their class, race, religion, ethnicity, locality, age, ability, and virtually any other measure. Many individual women, and even groups of women, are better off (albeit at times at the expense of other women), but sex and gender based discrimination and prejudice continue to disadvantage women and advantage men. More...

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Far reaching implications in Murdoch bargaining dispute (Advocate 24 01)

By Jeannie Rea. In a move unprecedented in the university sector, Murdoch management applied to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in December last year to terminate the University’s Enterprise Agreement. They did so in tandem with a separate application to the Commission for assistance to try and facilitate the bargaining process for a new Enterprise Agreement. More...

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NTEU speaks with UN on domestic violence workplace rights (Advocate 24 01)

By Jeannie Rea. National President Jeannie Rea and National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Organiser Celeste Liddle appeared for the NTEU at a roundtable with Dr Dubravka Simonovi, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women in Melbourne in February. More...

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NTEU endorses national secure work campaign 2017–2020 (Advocate 24 01)

By Jeannie Rea. This February the NTEU National Executive determined that the Union must bring together our industrial, public advocacy and campaigning work for secure jobs into a coherent medium-term national campaign, that while supporting and encouraging Branch and Division initiatives, recognises that national coordination is essential for making and measuring progress towards achieving the aim of more permanent jobs. More...

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Advocate vol. 24 no. 1 out now

By Jeannie Rea. The university enterprise bargaining round is opening up around the country, but not surprisingly we are looking to the west; this latest edition of Advocate has all the bargaining news, including the Murdoch story so far. More...

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Connect vol 10 no 1 available now

By Jeannie Rea. The value of wages declining, job insecurity rising, house unaffordability skyrocketing, penalty rate cuts, Centrelink harassing ‘clients’, tax cuts for business, and the gap between rich and poor widening every day. More...

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University staff union speaks out against Turnbull government proposal to diminish 18C

By Andrew MacDonald. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is appalled at the proposal by the Turnbull government to remove and amend wording contained within Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. More...

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NUS Rallies - NTEU backs students protesting Turnbull government’s continuing attacks on higher education

By Michael Evans. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) supports students rallying around the country today in protests organised by the National Union of Students (NUS) against the Turnbull government’s sustained attacks on higher education and young people. More...

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