The casualties of academia: a response to The Conversation

Cantrell, Kate and Palmer, Kelly (2019) The casualties of academia: a response to The Conversation. Overland, 6 May 2019. ISSN 0030-7416

Abstract

In August last year, the NTEU reported that two in three people employed by Australian universities do not have secure employment. In other words, over half the work conducted in universities is undertaken by employees who do not have an ongoing contract. Of these workers, 43% are employed on a casual basis, while 22% are engaged on a fixed-term contract. To put it in perspective, only one-third of university staff have secure employment, while three in four Australian employees enjoy the benefits of secure work and entitlements.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 00:24
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: academia, casuals, casualisation, higher education, secure employment, precarity, precarious work
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36486

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