Union election for top job set to start

Nominations open Monday for National Tertiary Education Union elections

The big choice for members is expected to be for national secretary. Incumbent Matthew McGowan is not standing, making it a choice, at this stage between La Trobe U  activist Anastasia Kanjere and NSW state secretary Damien Cahill.

Dr Kanjere has a support base among casual academics, the group where job losses really hurt as university managements responded to COVID 19 by cutting staff  and who opposed the union’s national leadership attempt to secure a system-wide agreement with managements on temporary trade-offs on pay and conditions in return for job protections.

Dr Cahill is standing on a ticket with national president Alison Barnes and national assistant secretary Gabe Gooding, both running for second terms.

The polls will be open throughout August.