NTEU Fightback defending university workers pay and conditions with Alma Torlakovic and Katie Wood

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The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the lucrative international student 'market' in Australian universities. As a result, university executives around the country moved to immediately sack or stand down hundreds of casuals and threaten to attack the conditions and pay of all workers in the sector. In response, the leadership of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) have entered into negotiations that offer to 'sacrifice' hard-won conditions in a misguided attempt to save jobs. Rank and file unionists are organising and campaigning to resist any concessions and amendments to existing enterprise agreements through NTEU Fightback - Vote No - No Concessions. Roz and Liam are joined in a discussion of the issues by leading activists Alma Torlakovic and Katie Wood.

For more on the campaign - https://www.facebook.com/NTEUfightback

Coverage in Red Flag - https://redflag.org.au/node/7170

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Hosted by Roz Ward. Produced by Liam Ward.

Music by Dan Kenny.

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