More than 600 Victorian National Tertiary Education Union members crammed into Victorian Trades Hall for their first stop-work meeting in a decade, as part of their fight for better conditions and fair pay. Mary Merkenich reports.
University of Sydney NTEU members told Jim McIlroy on the picket line that the “big battle” is with a management that wants to “take away long-standing staff rights and entitlements”.
If anything reflected Bernie Neville’s view on the working class, it was his often-repeated phrase: “No surrender!” Dave Riley reflects on the life of a militant unionist.
Unionists and students have set up picket lines at the University of Sydney in support of their claim for permanency, First Nations employment targets and reasonable workloads. Jim McIlroy reports.
Unionists and their families rallied for secure jobs on February 19. Steve O'Brien reports
Adele Welsh argues that no matter how it is dressed up, the 'let it rip' approach to the pandemic has caused untold harm to families, workplaces and communities.
Casual workers at the University of Sydney have launched a $2 million wage theft claim against university management. Georgie Dixon reports.
Neoliberalism has turned universities into “hungry” institutions that act like zombies: consuming brains for profit rather than enriching minds. Aleks Wansbrough discusses the crisis in higher education.
As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out and lock downs and economic crisis measures wind up, the federal government is painting a rosy view of the economic recovery. But, as Neville Spencer argues, this is far from the reality for millions of casual and insecure workers.
Overwhelmed nurses, carers, elderly residents and their families have exposed that a root cause of so much of the neglect in private centres is understaffing. Jim McIlroy reports.
The federal government and employers are using the pandemic recession to further undermine job security and employment conditions. Graham Matthews argues that their “increased flexibility” is our growing insecurity.
Ultimately, the only way to ensure a secure future for jobs is to replace the whole capitalist system with one in which human need is prioritised above corporate profits.
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