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  1. Vale Carolyn Allport, first elected NTEU National President

    Posted 17 January 2017 by Grahame McCulloch (NTEU National Office)

    Dear Colleagues,

    It is with much sadness that I heard of the death earlier this week of NTEU’s first elected National President, Carolyn Allport.  Carolyn was President from 1994-2010 and ...

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  2. As 2016 ends…..

    Posted 22 December 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    We wish all NTEU members a safe and restive festive season, but we do not do this naively. 

     We are very well aware that for many university staff this time of year is always difficult as ...

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  3. Union outraged as Murdoch University seeks to cancel enterprise agreement

    Posted 12 December 2016 by Andrew MacDonald (NTEU National Office)

    Murdoch University management has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the enterprise agreement covering academic and general staff in a move the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) ...

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  4. NTEU National LGBTIQ conference: Raising Our Voices

    Posted 8 December 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU’s Queer Unionists in Tertiary Education (QUTE) caucus is organising the ‘Raising Our Voices’ conference, subtitled ‘Education, Activism and Change: Valuing LGBTI ...

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  5. What would changes to Paid Parental Leave cost your family? Tell us your story!

    Posted 7 December 2016 by Susan Kenna (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU is preparing a submission to the Senate Committee inquiring into the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Bill. We are including stories from our members.

    Please take the time to contribute your own ...

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  6. Higher education workers on PPL stand to lose $12,000

    Posted 24 November 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Under proposed government changes to paid parental leave (PPL), higher education workers on PPL stand to lose $12,000 (18 weeks’ pay at the minimum wage) - severely impacting time to spend with ...

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  7. Government announces pilot studies into research engagement and impact

    Posted 22 November 2016 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    On Monday 21 November 2016, the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, announced that applications were open for institutions to take part in pilot studies of ways to measure ...

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  8. Go Home On Time Day, Wednesday 23 November 2016

    Posted 17 November 2016 by Andrew MacDonald (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU encourages members to participate in the annual Go Home On Time Day on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

    According to the latest figures from The Australia Institute, unpaid overtime in the ...

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  9. If it's Non-Union, Vote NO!

    Posted 14 November 2016 by Lachlan Hurse (James Cook University)

    Management may put out an Agreement to vote on that has not been agreed with the Unions. Vote No to send them back to the bargaining table. Download this poster and join our campaign for better pay ...

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  10. National Council 2016: Every member counts (Advocate 23 03)

    Posted 10 November 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    By Jeannie Rea, National President

    NTEU’s annual National Council meeting included many new faces, as following recent elections 35 new Councillors joined 98 re-elected delegates to participate in the three day conference.

    The major focus of the meeting was upon building a recruitment culture, which is particularly timely in view of the looming round of university enterprise bargaining, which is already well underway in Western Australia and started at several other sites around the

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