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Sydney uni in Fair Work hearing

The University of Sydney faced Fair Work Australia on Friday, after the National Tertiary Education Union took it to the industrial relations tribunal over proposed mass redundancies. The case was deferred to today by adjudicator Senior Deputy President Lea Drake, ...

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Boundaries blur as academics take on other work

University general/professional staffs are sometimes presented as if they were part of the ‘problem’ rather than as people with key roles to play in universities, a conference in Sydney has heard. “One could be forgiven for thinking that universities only ...

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Grim prospects push PhDs to quit academy

Research suggests that in the US  the PhD could symbolise the end and not the beginning of an academic career and for some in Australia this was becoming the case, a conference in Sydney has been told In a presentation ...

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Systemic racism blemishes sector says Larkin

White centrism means Australia’s tertiary education system is failing to capitalise on the work of indigenous staff and is missing out on much of what they have to offer, Professor Steve Larkin told a conference in Sydney. Larkin, pro vice-chancellor ...

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Sydney Uni to go ahead with job cuts

Staff at the University of Sydney are anxiously awaiting letters dictating their futures at the institution, after management announced its intentions to go ahead with job cuts on Friday evening. The university released its Formal Change Proposal late on Friday ...

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Sydney acts on ‘irregular’ job moves

 The fight over staff cuts at Australia’s oldest uni is heating up with claims that women are being discriminated against.  Sydney University staff who feel they have been forced to accept redundancy or reduced duties have been told by the ...

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Sydney uni staff angry over job cuts

Staff angry at proposed job cuts at the University of Sydney began to dig in last week, with union members protesting outside a meeting of the university senate, and a group of senior academics firing off an open letter to ...

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VU joins Sydney in announcing job cuts

Victoria University is the latest institution to confirm job cuts, with administrative positions to be reduced over the next three months, while Macquarie and Sydney universities continue to negotiate with union members. Victoria vice-chancellor Peter Dawkins said in a statement that ...

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Crisis of confidence in universities

Universities are wonderful places to be employed and to do really worthwhile work, whether directly in educating students, or doing research and engagement. Why then does research conducted by universities, by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and by independent investigators, ...

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