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Still at odds

Uni, unions clash over impact of recent industrial actions. By Dallas Bastian. Strikes in recent months have had mixed outcomes and varied effects on universities. National Tertiary Education Union members have voted in favour of industrial action at the University ...

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Number of casuals surging

Educators warn that quality will suffer. By Dallas Bastian. With about half of teaching staff employed as casuals, universities are becoming increasingly insecure places to work, a worker’s union said. National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) national president Jeannie Rea said ...

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Caps off means overcrowding, says NTEU

Although the uncapping of Australian university enrolments has opened up university education to thousands more people, the NTEU says it has also resulted in overcrowded lectures and staff cuts. NTEU national president Jeannie Rea said that while removing caps was ...

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TAFE cuts ‘worse for women’

Budget cuts to the state’s TAFEs are twice as likely to disadvantage women, a study by the Victorian TAFE Association (VTA) has found. The analysis, which examined 20 popular courses impacted by funding cuts, found the changes will affect more ...

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Flashing a bit of leg for feminism

Student and staff unions have relaunched Bluestocking Week to celebrate and campaign for women in higher education Women across Australia have welcomed back the return of Bluestocking Week with special functions, dances and other activities. The National Tertiary Education Union ...

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Macquarie stonewalls on staff review

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is planning to take Macquarie University to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal next week over its refusal to release a final report into a review of its support staff services. Both the NTEU and the ...

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TAFE protests continue as impact becomes clear

The National Tertiary Education Union’s campaign to stop massive budget cuts to TAFE institutes in Victoria will continue this week after rallies were held in Geelong on Thursday. “The Baillieu government wants to cut nearly $300 million from Victoria’s 18 ...

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ANU council endorses music school cuts

The future of the Australian National University’s music school is now being decided, with submissions on plans to cut staff and restructure the degree program closing last Friday. The National Tertiary Education Union has expressed disappointment at the university council’s ...

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ANU Music staff unaware of consortium talks

Staff at the Australian National University’s school of music were not informed of talks to form a consortium with the local chamber of commerce before the announcement was reported in the media on Friday. Stephen Darwin, the ACT divisional secretary ...

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