TEU – there’s a place for you

The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa is you, your colleagues and 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.

 

 

Join us – Tū hono mai

 

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Because we are stronger together

Together we are a stronger voice for all tertiary education workers and the important role we play for students and the wider community. We believe in working hard for the students in our institutions, and being respected and paid fairly for that work. We believe in a high quality, public education system that that gives everyone a chance, and helps to build strong communities. We are part of the New Zealand union movement and we believe in working people working together to make things fairer and better for everyone.

We have strength and credibility

TEU is for everybody who works in tertiary education, including universities, polytechnics, wānanga and private training institutions, REAPs and OTEPs. We are a democratic organisation and we stand up together for what we believe in.


BRANCHES AND COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS

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:


NEWS

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  • Otago’s humanities core to its reputation

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    Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 29 World class universities like Otago need strong, diverse humanities departments to preserve their reputation, says TEU branch president Tree La Rooy. Humanities staff at the University ...

  • Victoria University staff want ‘old fashioned’ pay negotiations

    Katy Miller says her current pay system at Victoria University is not perfect by any means, “but at least it’s our system”. “We negotiate it… and we have some degree of ...

  • Jacinta Ruru wins highest teaching award

    Jacinta Ruru, from the University of Otago’s Faculty of Law, received New Zealand’s highest accolade for tertiary teaching at Parliament last night. She joined 11 other recipients of Ako Aotearoa Tertiary ...

  • Government must do more to get regions working

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    Yesterday’s labour market data shows that unemployment is a growing problem in many of New Zealand’s regions. TEU president Sandra Grey says this is unfair. The Labour Market Statistics from Statistics New ...


CONTACT US

0800278348
Tertiary Education Union PO Box 11-767 Wellington 6142

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ABOUT

Kia ora! 

I’m Sandra Grey, president of the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa (TEU) for 2015-16.

Our union represents the interests of 10,000 people working in tertiary education. TEU is the main union in our sector. Our membership includes teachers and workers employed in all occupations in universities, polytechnics, institutes of technology, wānanga, other tertiary education providers and allied organisations.

TEU members work together collectively to safeguard and enhance our industrial, professional and educational goals, including:

  • negotiating collective employment agreements so that you have the best possible pay and working conditions;
  • advising and representing you with employment-relationship problems;
  • monitoring and acting on issues that affect you in your workplace;
  • improving the quality of tertiary education in New Zealand;
  • developing specialist research and policy to promote the interests of tertiary education workers; and
  • safeguarding the rights of Māori members and meeting the union’s responsibilities to wider Māori communities through the promotion of and adherence to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We are a democratic union with strong membership participation and governed by an elected council.

TEU is the union for everybody who works in tertiary education. We are a democratic organisation and we stand up together for what we believe in.