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


  • #No100kdegrees

    SuperCasuals and NTEU notes that voters in the 2016 federal election are being given a clear choice between market mayhem and public accountability when it comes to higher education policy. While the Coalition government desperately wants voters to believe it has retreated from its unfair and unsustainable plans to deregulate Australian higher education, this is clearly not the case. Malcolm Turnbull let slip at the June 17 Facebook leaders’ debate that the government’s plans for higher education include giving “universities the ability to deregulate fees if you like, for a small number of flagship courses”.  “The government’s plans for flagship courses create the perfect environment for $100,000 degrees,” argues NTEU National President Jeannie Rea.     “The Turnbull government must be held to account for its plans to cut public investment and make students pay more, especially given that Australia already has amongst the lowest levels of public investment in higher education in the world and that our students pay amongst the highest fees.  "The voters of Australia must let the government know that it is far too great a risk to impose this market mayhem on Australia’s world class public higher education system.” Supercasuals urges people to help defend public education and put the Liberals last this coming weekend. 
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    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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