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TEU is committed to safeguarding of the rights of Māori members, te uepū, and meeting of the union’s responsibilities to wider Māori communities through the promotion of and adherence to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In particular we support Māori tertiary education staff to achieve their objectives within the union, tertiary and further education and training institutions, the union movement, and the wider community.

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  • Stats reveal Māori and Pasifika pay gap

    James Houkāmau
    TEU Te Tumu Arataki, James Houkāmau

    The New Zealand Income Survey, which came out this week, shows that Māori earn $166 a week less than the average New Zealander’s weekly income. Pasifika peoples and people of ...

  • Waikerepuru retires from TEU duties


    TEU kaumātua Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru (Taranaki and Ngāpuhi) will retire from his union commitments tomorrow, aged 86. Waikerepuru is best known for his lifelong commitment to protecting and promoting Te ...

  • Solidarity with Aboriginal communities #sosblakaustralia


    Photos from TEU Hui-ā-Motu, 27-29 March, Unitec Marae. Australia’s PM said Australia should not ‘subsidise lifestyle choices’ of Indigenous communities living in remote rural areas.  The government of Western Australia is proposing the “closure” of ...

  • Māori jobs at risk of whitestreaming

    Margaret Taurere

    Tertiary institutions are ‘whitestreaming’ Māori jobs and groups by rolling them into generic services, and TEU’s Hui-ā-Motu wants to know how widespread this practice is. Thirty TEU members are meeting at ...

  • Te reo rangatira

    Tangata 2

    TEU policy endorsed by Annual Conference 2014 Tōku reo, tōku ohooho; tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea My language is my awakening; my language is the window to my soul 1)     Introduction – by ...

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