Are you a SuperCasual?

Do you have the powers to live off nothing for weeks on end? What about fitting 10 hours of marking into 2? Can you disappear (conveniently at the end of each university semester/trimester) and still be exceptional, committed and professional? If the answer is yes then you are a SuperCasual.

In 2015 the NTEU decided it was time to launch a range of SuperCasuals campaigns to combat the gross exploitation of casual academic staff at Victorian Universities. We believe passionately that the time has come for SuperCasuals to be treated with the dignity and respect that their work demands. Our aim is to win better working conditions for all casuals; which is exactly what we are doing.

If you want to join a current SuperCasuals campaign or if you would like to run a SuperCasuals campaign at your campus then we encourage you to contact our Campaigns Officer Dustin Halse at dhalse@nteu.org.au.

NTEU Victoria


  • Swinburne University 2016

    All Casual Teachers Converted to Fixed Term – Better Rights For Every Member Involved The University has agreed all the NTEU applicants will be offered more secure work – with all casual staff applicants for conversion to be offered fixed term contracts of up to 14 months. Some fixed term staff have secured ongoing employment and others have extensions to contracts. All vocational education teachers that applied through NTEU will have a specific and special new right to the next contract where the work is required. All 64 NTEU members participating in the campaign get an outcome. The Vocational Education sector is notorious for insecure employment – particularly since the TAFE cuts of 2012. NTEU members came together and lodged mass applications for conversion and NTEU pushed all 64 applications right through. The scale of the applications, and the preparedness of members to take the next step, left Senior Management with no choice but to deliver a satisfactory outcome for the short term. NTEU will now negotiate better secure work arrangements for members as part of Enterprise Agreement negotiations. If a better deal is not secure within 6 months, NTEU will lodge dozens – probably over 100 – applications for ongoing employment.  
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    SuperCasuals Delegation Visiting Parliament House to Demand Secure Work.

    On Wednesday 25 May, a SuperCasuals delegation will visit Parliament House to speak with MPs about the detrimental impacts of insecure work. We will be joining with workers from across all sectors at to demand the Victorian State Government create laws to give hardworking casuals greater job security. More than 100 higher education employees have already expressed their concerns via the Victorian Government Labour Hire and Insecure Work Inquiry. 
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