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Pay well. Pay fairly.

Pay well. Pay fairly.


Posted By on Oct 7, 2016

A fair pay system is one where you know why you are paid what you are and what you need to do to progress. TEU’s new pay model removes bias or arbitrary decisions by giving all general staff yearly steps through a pay scale that is specific to the job you do. TEU believes all general staff should be paid well and paid fairly, that means: You know why they get your pay rate and what you need to do to progress. You can step through your...

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Love Humanities

Love Humanities


Posted By on Sep 16, 2016

Love Humanities is a TEU campaign to reclaim the mission of universities set out in the 1989 Education Act to develop a tertiary education system that: provides for a diversity of teaching and research that fosters, throughout the system contributes to the development of cultural and intellectual life in New Zealand strengthens New Zealand’s knowledge base and the attainment of social and environmental goals On 22 February 2017 staff,...

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TEU National Elections 2016

TEU National Elections 2016


Posted By on Jul 29, 2016

ContentsDocuments:Returning Officer’s Report, 13 October 2016Te Toi Ahurangi:National Women’s Committee:Industrial and Professional Committee:Nominations are called for the following positions for the 2017 – 2018 term which remain unfilled:Council:National Women’s Committee, Te Kahurangi Māreikura:Industrial and Professional CommitteePlease note the following:Timetable: Documents: Nomination form Returning Officer’s...

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Protecting specialist Māori jobs

Protecting specialist Māori jobs


Posted By on Mar 15, 2016

Whitestreaming is replacing specialist Māori jobs and services with generalist ones. For instance, whitestreaming is replacing a specific Māori academic support officer who provides academic support and pastoral care to Māori students with a general support officer who helps all students. TEU research found whitestreaming is a widespread practice across tertiary education – occurring in all eight universities, at least 13 of the...

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Gender Equity Toolkit


Posted By on Sep 4, 2015

Welcome to the gender equity toolkit. The National Women’s Committee Te Kahurangi Māreikura of the Tertiary Education Union developed this kit to promote gender equity in Aotearoa. While much of this kit is directed at the tertiary education sector, many of the resources available are easily adaptable for other sectors. We believe that gender equity will only be achieved when the institutions of our society make an authentic...

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Te Kaupapa Whaioranga -The Blueprint

Te Kaupapa Whaioranga -The Blueprint


Posted By on Jan 23, 2014

Te Kaupapa Whaioranga – the Blueprint for Tertiary Education is TEU’s line in the sand for a high quality democratic public tertiary education system that provides life-long learning opportunities to all New Zealanders. It calls for us to focus on the public good that tertiary education provides, to restore over a billion dollars of funding cut from the sector in recent years and to replace current managerialism and private...

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Casual and insecure work

Casual and insecure work


Posted By on Jan 23, 2014

New Zealand tertiary institutions are relying too heavily on casual and temporary labour for jobs that should be permanent. Contents The problem Your rights as a fixed-term employee Overseas campaigns The problem Large numbers of TEU members are on casual, rolling fixed term or insecure employment agreements, and many tertiary employers are pressuring for more casualised jobs and less secure work. Survey shows widespread insecure work...

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Parental Leave

Parental Leave


Posted By on Jan 23, 2014

Parents, caregivers and their children should have the opportunity and the right to spend as much time together as possible during their first months and years together. Children need time to bond with those that care for them.”  Parental leave is a crucial working right but it’s also an important tool for enlightened employers who want the economic benefits of retaining experienced workers, ensuring a place for families...

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Reviews and restructuring

Reviews and restructuring


Posted By on Jan 23, 2014

Most tertiary education institutions are constantly reviewing, restructuring or making changes to some aspect of the workplace that affects TEU members. Changes in government policy, funding and student enrolments are all factors that drive the proposed changes. Some changes members may agree with and support, others members will oppose TEU recognises that restructuring and reviews, even when done very well make the work environment...

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Mana at Work

Mana at Work


Posted By on Jan 23, 2014

Every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace. TEU is committed to upholding and protecting this right.Workplace bullying undermines dignity and respect, and can have a detrimental effect on the victim, colleagues, the workplace environment, the employer and indeed the perpetrator. Visit our Mana at Work website for specialist information about workplace bullying at...

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