Tag: NTEU

  • UNSW staff go on strike

    UNSW staff go on strike

    NTEU members form picket line on Anzac Parade/University Mall   Standfirst: After months of inconclusive negotiations, UNSW staff began picketing as part of an effort to obtain higher wages, improved job security and more balanced workloads.  Union-Affiliated UNSW staff went on strike last Wednesday after a call by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU). The strike…

  • Over $107.8 million wage theft at Australian universities

    Over $107.8 million wage theft at Australian universities

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has released a report that revealed wage theft of over $107.8 million across 22 Australian universities since 2020.  Initially, the report estimated the amount of wage theft to be $83.4 million. However, as of February 12th, the figure has increased to $107.8 million as the University of Melbourne was…

  • Australia Institute report calls for free undergraduate education, among other policy recommendations

    Australia Institute report calls for free undergraduate education, among other policy recommendations

    A recent Australia Institute report calls for change across the university sector in response to funding cuts and successive neoliberal education policies.

  • Cuts Announced to School of Computer Science & Engineering

    The Faculty of Engineering announced plans to cut up to 20% of staff in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in a move that one University spokesperson described as a long time coming. Employees now await the decision of Faculty Dean Graham Davies as to which positions will be made redundant.

  • Changes Proposed for Sports & Recreation

    UNSW Sports & Recreation services may see changes including a possibility they will be tendered to an external provider under a management change proposal being discussed by University administration. Whilst the changes have long been rumoured, Neil Morris, Executive Director of University Services, told Tharunka the University had only begun a consultation process, and any…

  • How rivalry between staff unions may or may not affect your life

    In August, The Australian newspaper reported the National Tertiary Education Union’s unsuccessful appeal to Fair Work Australia against an enterprise agreement reached at the end of last year. The NTEU, the article read, was in part unhappy with the University’s unlimited fixed-term contract conditions for general staff, and felt that the other union, the Community…