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In the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, President Trump is demanding schools be completely reopened in August-September, putting students and staff at risk, writes Barry Sheppard.

Jonathan Strauss writes that many university workers are questioning the National Tertiary Education Union's leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, sparking a debate among members about the union's strategy to protect workers' conditions.

An increasing number of employers are asking themselves why they should have to abide by the terms of an Enterprise Agreement with their workers and unions, when it would cost less money if they didn't. Many have come to the conclusion that they should simply escape the obligations of their agreements.

Photo: NSW Education Action Network/Facebook. Students took to the streets on May 12, budget day, to call for free education and an end to the fee deregulation bill.
In the lead-up to the first global divestment day on February 14, the University of Sydney announced it will reduce the carbon footprint of its investments by 20% within three years by divesting from heavy polluters. But it has shied away from divesting from fossil fuels altogether. The decision follows a sustained student-led campaign, with support from Greenpeace, that has been urging the university to completely divest its investments in fossil fuels.
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