In front on the campaign trail

Damien Cahill is running for National Tertiary Education Union division secretary in NSW (he’s assistant sec now)

It’s the first campaign announcement for offices up for election this year.

An observer of the union suggests Dr Cahill is “organised and ambitious.” He is certainly the former – nominations are just open and he already has endorsement from NTEU leaders at seven of the 12 universities on his patch, including division president, Nikola Balnave (Macquarie U).

Nominations close mid-April. Present secretary Michael Thomson is not running.