Branches and members

Annual Conference

  • National council members and national committee members
  • Te Uepū representatives
  • Representatives from each branch


Executive Commitee

  • Kāhui kaumatua
  • National president
  • 3 vice-presidents (IPC, Women, Māori)
  • 2 Tumu Āwhina
  • 1 ITP academic
  • 1 University academic
  • 1 ITP general staff
  • 1 university general staff
  • 1 non-uni/ITP representative
  • 1 TEU staff representative
  • Up to 2 co-opted members
  • National president
  • 3 vice-presidents
  • 2 other members of council

Te Hau Tikanga o Te Tiriti (TPG)

  • 1 Kāhui kaumātua
  • 1 experienced Pākeha council member
  • 3 Māori representatives
  • 3 Pākeha representatives

this is a sub-committee of Council and Te Toi Ahurangi

Industrial and Professional Committee – IPC

National Women’s Committee, Te Kahurangi Mareikura

Te Toi Ahurangi

  • Vice-president IPC
  • 2 ITP academic staff
  • 2 university academic staff
  • 2 ITP general staff
  • 2 university general staff
  • 2 Māori representatives
  • 2 women’s representatives
  • 1 wānanga representative
  • 1 REAP/OTEP/PTE/other representative
  • Up to 2 co-opted members
  • National president
  • Vice-president women
  • 4 general staff
  • 4 academic staff
  • 1 Māori representative
  • Up to 2 co-opted members
  • National president
  • Kāhui Kaumātua
  • Vice-president Māori /Te Tumu Arataki
  • 2 Tumu Āwhina
  • 4 general staff
  • 4 academic staff
  • 1 wānanga representative
  • 1 women’s representative
  • Up to 2 co-opted members
  • National president

Other national meetings

4 thoughts on “Structure”

  1. Hi. I think it would be great if links to each box were put in to take you to the relevant part of the site. e.g., clicking on council took you to the page listing current council members

    1. Hi Jack, I have started to update the page accordingly. For many of those groups we do not have a specific page but will work on that over time. In the meantime I hope this helps.

  2. Hi, I can’t tell from this diagram or the “TEU People” page who exactly at the various offices are paid staff and who are representatives without remuneration from TEU. Any ideas where I can find this info? Thanks, Nicole

    1. Hi Nicole,
      The diagram above is of the member structures of our union. One position in this democratic structure is fully paid, that of the full-time National President; there are honorariums paid to our Vice Presidents; and some of our Branch Presidents have release time (that is their employer pays them their salary and they do union work during that time). We also have paid staff across the country, who come to meetings like conference and council, but do not have a vote when it comes to the decision-making so aren’t in the digram. The paid staff titles range from National Secretary, to National Industrial Officer, to Women’s Officer, to Branch organiser and branch administrator.
      Sandra (Vice President, Industrial and Professional)

What are your thoughts?