There’s a place for you

The 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:


  • Request for research proposals – The ‘rationalisation’ of tertiary education provision


    The ‘rationalisation’ of tertiary education provision: impacts on learners and communities The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa is seeking proposals from individual researchers or research organisations interested in ...

  • Petition to settle an allied staff collective agreement at NorthTec


    TEU is in bargaining at the moment with NorthTec to secure a collective agreement for TEU allied staff. Currently NorthTec’s position is to ‘grandparent’ or protect the conditions of current members, ...

  • Large CEO pay rises harming tertiary education


    Substantial pay rises for chief executives and vice-chancellors at New Zealand’s polytechnics and universities reveal growing inequality. The State Services Commission released the pay bands of New Zealand’s tertiary education leaders yesterday. Seven of the ...

  • Academic freedom at stake


    Tertiary Update Vol 18 No 40 An attempt by police to prevent a crime researcher using public data raises important academic freedom questions. University of Canterbury sociologist Dr Jarrod Gilbert revealed to ...

  • NorthTec members vote on new pay deal

    NorthTec stopwork meeting

    TEU members at NorthTec are voting on a new collective agreement that will increase their pay by $3000 each over the next two years. NorthTec currently pays among the lowest pay ...



John Prince



Tertiary Education Union
PO Box 11-767
Wellington 6142