Australian universities have a proud history of producing excellence and exceeding expectations. We produce world-leading research. We open the minds and pave the career paths of our young people and enrich our communities.

These achievements are built on the contributions of passionate and dedicated staff. We are rightly proud of the work we do. But to do our best work, we need secure jobs, a healthy balance between work and personal lives, fair workloads and respectful, inclusive workplaces. Better workplaces make better universities.

In 2022, NTEU members from across the country are campaigning for working conditions that will make our universities better places to work and study. Will you stand with us?

A financial rebound

There is actually capacity to invest in staff: a fair pay rise and secure employment.

NSW universities net result ($m)

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Spending less on staff

Spending on staff has fallen.

NSW universities spending on staff ($m)

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Doing more with fewer staff

Staff numbers have been heavily reduced, which means workers are more productive and stressed than ever.

NSW universities numbers of FTE staff (000s)

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International students aren’t the whole story

International enrolments fall, but net results are better than ever.

NSW universities international student enrolments (000s) and total net result ($m)

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Five NTEU members, 3 men and 2 women, holding placards in support of their bargaining campaign.

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