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Labour’s promise to ditch the National-led Government’s plans to change the law so that public funds can be diverted to for-profit education offers voters a real choice in this election about the future of public tertiary education, the Tertiary Education Union said today. Announced this afternoon, Labour’s commitment would help to ensure the provision of tertiary education is determined by the needs of New Zealanders, not the...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 24 University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne has announced plans to cut 182 full-time equivalent jobs from some of the university’s most vital support services. Professor Hayne told staff at a meeting last Friday that the positions would be cut as part of a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. With the amount of part-time staff working at the university and...

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The Tertiary Education Union’s national secretary, Sharn Riggs, was recognised at the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions women’s conference for over 32 years of outstanding service to union women. Speaking to the award on behalf of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU), Nanette Cormack, deputy secretary of the TEU, told delegates that Riggs was an inspiration to union women around New Zealand. The presentation was followed by a proud...

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If you have a story about how tertiary education has helped you, your whānau, your students or someone you know, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) is asking you share it in a People’s Submission. National is pressing ahead with plans to change the law to give Ministers greater powers to funnel public money into private, for-profit tertiary institutions. The law could reduce access to tertiary education for future generations...

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Women from across the union movement have taken a collective stand against a change in law that could see vast sums of public money being transferred away from public tertiary institutions to private providers. In a remit passed at the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions women’s conference, union activists said National’s proposed law would “impact negatively on women and women’s access to tertiary education.” Union women were adding...

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