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There's a place for youThe 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:


  • The Year of Conscience


    By Jack Heinemann on behalf of the “Year of Conscience” branches 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the introduction of gas warfare. Weaponised gas was both made possible and advocated ...

  • All kiwis deserve a pay rise this year, even MPs


    However, anger is the obvious reaction when MPs get a 5.4 percent pay rise at a time when the government is demanding nil wage increases for public sector employees (including for tertiary ...

  • Northern solidarity as negotiations imminent

    Stand Together

    Staff at tertiary institutions in the top half of the North Island  are uniting today to support each other in their employment negotiations this year. Union members from institutes including the ...

  • Otago staff win pay on the rates


    It took time but University of Otago union members now have an agreement that includes a pay rise on their rates. Late last year the university would only offer its staff ...

  • A new Living Wage: $19.25 per hour

    brass razoo living wage

    The Living Wage movement has announced its new, recalculated Living Wage rate for 2015 – $19.25 per hour. This is an increase, in line with the average movement in wages, ...



John Prince



Tertiary Education Union
PO Box 11-767
Wellington 6142