The tertiary education sector is in crisis. Decades of under-funding has left it reliant on international student fees that are now plummeting due to COVID-19. Masses of workers now face unemployment or reduced pay and conditions. Meanwhile, debates are rage within the National Tertiary Education Union about how best to fight back and build union strength.
This episode of Green Left features an important discussion with NTEU branch presidents and Socialist Alliance members Jonathan Strauss and Helen Masterman-Smith on these issues and the kind of politics and fight needed to save universities.
Hosted by Jacob Andrewartha, Meghan Street and Zane Alcorn.
Produced by Zebedee Parkes.