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charlotte-steven-and-janetThe Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa is you, your colleagues and over 10,000 members joining together for a strong voice and better jobs. Joining us is the first step in taking control of your working life – winning respect for your hard work.


For contact details, collective agreements and the latest news about your branch look for it on this list of polytechnics, universities, wānanga and other tertiary education institutions:


  • It’s not “roughly the same” minister


    Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said that although some tertiary fees had gone up 4 percent annually in the past few years, taxpayer support for universities had increased by roughly ...

  • TEU leader wants to defend democracy

    Dr Sandra Grey

    Today prolific democracy campaigner and Victoria University academic  Dr Sandra Grey takes up her position as president of the 10,000 strong Tertiary Education Union (TEU). Tertiary education is at the forefront ...

  • Happy Christmas and New Year from TEU


    Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from TEU. Thank you for your support this year. TEU offices will close on Tues 23 December, and will reopen on Monday 5 January. If ...

  • Ten best paid bosses in tertiary education

    cashbox budget money

    And their lowest paid colleagues Tertiary Update Vol 17 No 44 Last week the State Services Commission announced the total remuneration for chief executives and vice-chancellors at public tertiary education institutions. Prof Stuart ...

  • Ten most popular stories of 2014

    Thanks to Ingrid0804 at Flickr for the photo:

    Tertiary Update’s top ten most read stories for the year included, at number ten, the massive job cuts at Manukau Institute of Technology and at number two the petition opposing ...



John Prince



Tertiary Education Union
PO Box 11-767
Wellington 6142