Welcome to UniCasual, a workplace information portal for Australian casual academic staff.

Produced by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) this site contains details about your workplace rights, your obligations and those of your employers, and information on how NTEU can assist you. This website aims to help you find out what you need to know to survive as a casual, and provides practical tips as well as introductions to NTEU and CAPA.

To find your local NTEU Branch, click here.

Latest news

  1. It’s so nice to get away for a few days – and even nicer if you are paid

    Posted 23 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

     

    I  hope that members working in universities got some personal time over the Easter break. But do spare a thought for your sessionally employed academic colleagues, who also ...

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  2. From the Thesis Whisperer - Is it possible to escape the casual teaching trap?

    Posted 17 April 2014 by Katherine Gale (University of Adelaide)

    Members may be interested in this recent post on the Thesis Whisperer blog. Thanks to branch committee member Paul Martin for sending it in.

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  3. Germany's permanent precarious academics

    Posted 3 April 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    This article by Janin Bredehoeft, University of Sydney, appeared in the March 2014 issue of Connect


    Only 20 per cent of the academic workforce in German higher education institutions is in ...

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  4. Casual teachers carry the load (Connect editorial, March 2014)

    Posted 26 March 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Uni Casual)

    Casual teachers carry the load

    Connect editorial, March 2014

    Academic casual activists and the NTEU have made the casualisation of university teaching and the plight of casual academics a public ...

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    Journal
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    Connect, March 2014

    NTEU & CAPA publication for Casual and Sessional Staff in Australian universities. March 2014.

  5. UTS Casual Survey results

    Posted 25 March 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    In 2013, NTEU University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Branch conducted a survey of 1455 casual academics to give them an opportunity to put forward their views on their employment arrangements and ...

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  6. Adelaide Negotiations Update - A casual relationship with staff

    Posted 21 March 2014 by Katherine Gale (University of Adelaide)

    We’ve just finished another week of negotiations, this one with two negotiation meetings as well as a lot of time spent in drafting. We have seen ongoing improvements in some clauses and some ...

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  7. I know what you did last summer

    Posted 19 March 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    This article by Dustin Halse appears in the March 2014 issue of Advocate

    I know what you did last summer

    Most people look forward to the summer break. What’s not to love? There’s the ...

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  8. Latest issue of Connect, vol 7. no. 1

    Posted 17 March 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    The March 2014 issue of Connect, the NTEU and CAPA magazine for casual academics, is now available online.

    This issue is jam packed with stories, advice and opinions from causal academics across the ...

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    Journal
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    Connect, March 2014

    NTEU & CAPA publication for Casual and Sessional Staff in Australian universities. March 2014.

  9. Media Release: La Trobe University staff vote for industrial action

    Posted 14 March 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU members at La Trobe University yesterday voted to endorse industrial action across the university’s campuses.

    Staff will strike on Wednesday, 26th March following the breakdown of ...

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  10. Swinburne Rips Domestic Violence Protections from Casual Staff

    Posted 27 February 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    In the non-union ballot currently underway at Swinburne, Vice Chancellor Linda Kristjanson has inserted new provisions into a special part of the Agreement which excludes protections against domestic ...

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  1. Debate already shifted onto how to make students pay according to NTEU

    Posted by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

    The frame of debate over university funding has shifted over the past few  weeks as we head towards the Abbott Government’s first budget. Rather than continuing campaigning to ...

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  2. Senate Inquiry into the Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

    Posted 24 April 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    On 6 March 2014, the Senate referred the Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014 to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation committee for inquiry and ...

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  3. It’s so nice to get away for a few days – and even nicer if you are paid

    Posted 23 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

     

    I  hope that members working in universities got some personal time over the Easter break. But do spare a thought for your sessionally employed academic colleagues, who also ...

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  4. Media Release: Jobs must be protected in TAFE merger

    Posted 17 April 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Today’s announced merger of Advance TAFE and GippsTAFE could have an impact on local jobs and communities, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has warned.

    The decision to merge the ...

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  5. Position Vacant: NSW Industrial Officer (12 months)

    Posted 16 April 2014 by Joanne Riley (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU (NSW) is seeking to employ a full-time Industrial Officer for a period of 12 months on a fixed-term contract to replace a staff member who is going on Maternity Leave. The position, whilst ...

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