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The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Sydney University branch has called for the reduction of casual academic teaching at the University in its log of claims for a new enterprise bargaining. ...
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Teaching Focused Role case update. What Happened at Fair Work Australia? What can you do?
A national survey of casual academic staff in Australian universities has revealed a workforce struggling to make a living and do their job with the resources they are given.
Nearly 1500 ...
NTEU media release: Governments must listen to Insecure Work Inquiry on need for increased investment in skills and education
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the report of the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work, Lives on Hold, released at Australian Council of Trade Unions Congress in Sydney today....
It has been reported this week that nearly 20,000 new primary and secondary teachers will need to be employed over the next five years to replace staff reaching retirement.
This comes as proposed NSW government reforms will hand control of staffing to local principals, allowing them to replace long-serving, permanent teachers with casual and short-term arrangements.
NSW Teachers Federation President, Maurie Mulheron, is concerned recent graduates will be exploited to achieve a cheaper workforce. He said:
“What we will have is a totally deregulated staffing structure, with an increasing number of temporary positions, no incremental pay scale and no guaranteed executive structure."
''The department and the minister see this as a golden time. They can exploit the fact there are a lot of young people coming in and a cheaper workforce. But they can also change the culture by putting them on short-term or casual arrangements. We're extremely worried about the future of the profession.''
The attacks facing NSW teachers are similar to those faced by higher education staff. Our sector has already seen a dramatic increase in precarious employment, with as many as 77,000 staff in Australian universities employed as casuals. Large-scale casualisation has begun to undermine the sustainability of the academic profession in Australia.
Dear Members and Colleagues,
Further to our email dated 1st May we would like to remind you of our schedules meetings this week to discuss the implementation of Teaching Focused Roles.
The semester 1, 2012 issue of Connect, NTEU and CAPA's magazine for academic casual staff, is now available.
Click below to read online (PDF and ebook). Members will receive a copy in the mail ...
- We are conducting this survey to assist in better understanding what is going on at your university, and whether the conditions you and your ...
It is all too casual at UWSâ€¦ Did you know the Higher Education Sector has one of the highest proportions of insecure employment in the Australian Workforce?
NTEU: Improving job security @ UWS
Your union has had a strong focus on improving the security of employment for employees in the University Sector. As most people will know, the ...