Aussie Universities Employ "Casuals" To Teach More Than Half of Total College Courses Offered

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by Geoff Maslen The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) will use a forthcoming higher education enterprise bargaining round to call for the creation of 2,000 new ongoing jobs for casual academics, as well as a 28 percent pay rise for all staff over the next four years. The union says it will also seek to better regulate escalating workloads and improve conditions and career advancement for non-academic professional staff. The plans to force universities to offer more permanent positions for casual academics follow the release last month of the results of a national survey of casuals. The survey revealed what had […]
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