The August edition of Sentry is now out

In a jam packed issue we present:

Why insecure work in Australian higher education must end now

University researchers and staff are critically important. Alison Barnes makes the case for their job and income security in this op-ed for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Casual cavalcade to Canberra

We took 13 insecurely employed workers to Canberra to tell their stories to MPs. Gabe Gooding reports on what happened, as well as reflections from members about their experiences.

Where to for higher education after the election?

Terri MacDonald and Kieran McCarron look at the state of play in the post-election landscape.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum meets

This year’s theme was respecting culture, reflecting on change and reinforcing our rights. Adam Frogley reports.

Campaigning to win better workplaces and better unis

Across NSW, our branches have made positive steps towards building a collective campaign capable of shifting university management. Damien Cahill reports.

Organising for better pay and conditions

It’s great we now have a Federal Labor Government, but we are still stuck with the industrial relations legislation enacted by the last one. Labor law expert Anthony Forsyth presents some ideas on what needs to change.

Grassroots organising

Dani Cotton relates members’ experiences around organising for gender affirmation leave and draws some wider conclusions around building union power.

Ted Murphy (1957 – 2022)

We pay tribute to former National Assistant Secretary Ted Murphy who has been remembered as a cherished comrade.

We hope you enjoy reading the magazine.

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