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.

It's time 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 Dustin Halse at dhalse@nteu.org.au.

NTEU Victoria


  • SuperCasuals stand with staff at Murdoch University

    Murdoch University management has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the enterprise agreement covering academic and general staff in a move the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) claims shows a complete lack of respect to dedicated employees. If successful, this application would mean that the only industrial instrument regulating the employment conditions of Murdoch staff would be the terms of the safety-net modern Award which are way below the enterprise agreement conditions. “This application is expressly about removing hard-won conditions that management don’t want,” explained NTEU WA Secretary Gabe Gooding. “The NTEU has been negotiating a new enterprise agreement since April, but the University has taken an aggressive stance, demanding wide and deep cuts to staff working conditions while pursuing costly and time-consuming legal avenues. “Staff of the university, whether union members or not, cannot see this as anything other than a co-ordinated attack on employment conditions by a management team that has completely abandoned all principles of fairness and decency toward staff,” said Gooding. NTEU General Secretary, Grahame McCulloch today sent an email to NTEU members across the country describing the “unprecedented act never seen before in the university sector.”   McCulloch wrote that a successful application: “would give the management, if it chooses, the capacity to demolish working conditions". Ms Gooding added that the actions of Murdoch management are like those taken by rogue employers in the mining and construction industries, such as Griffin Coal, that resulted in a reduction in the pay of those workers by up to 43 percent. Supercasuals encourages all casual university staff tp show their support for Murdoch University staff using #ThinkMurdochThinkShame and #DefendOurUnis on social media. For all inquieries contact Dustin Halse at dhalse@nteu.org.au.
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    What would you do if there was a fire?

    What would you do if there was a  fire? Take a roll call, headcount, or just leg it to the assembly point? Do you know where that assembly point is? Fire safety is just one of the many areas of training which is either unpaid, inadequate or non-existent for casuals at Deakin University and #supercasuals have been out and about on campus talking about it.  It's time for Deakin to step up and start paying casuals to undertake required induction and training modules. We fighting for proper paid inductions for casually employed staff. No one else in the University sector is expected to stay on top of hundreds of pages of policies in their own time. It is ridiculous that Deakin University doesn’t pay casually employed staff to maintain up to date knowledge on its policies about Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), plagiarism, University Assessment Procedures and many other issues. To join the campaign visit http://www.supercasuals.org.au/deakin_university or call Lachlan Clohesy on 0418 493 355.  
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