Posts by TEU


#Lovehumanities day a big success

#Lovehumanities day a big success


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

People up and down the country came together yesterday to tell politicians and decision-makers at tertiary education institutions that the humanities are essential to the future of New Zealand and need funding properly. Centred on a humanities teach-in at the University of Otago, the TEU’s #lovehumanities day of action was conceived as a response to the government narrative that the primary purpose of education is to serve the...

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University of Otago vice-chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne, has found herself in the middle of controversy over a response to academics who had lobbied her about one of the job cuts at the university. The Otago Daily Times (ODT) reported that Professor Hayne sent replies not only to those academics that had emailed her, but had copied in other vice chancellors. The TEU National President Sandra Grey wrote and met with Professor...

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Massey and EIT to discuss living wage

Massey and EIT to discuss living wage


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

The TEU at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) and Palmerston North campus of Massey University will meet in March to discuss what the Living Wage means for staff at both institutions. The meetings follow in the wake of news that the Living Wage will increase to $20.20 from 1 July. The Living Wage is updated annually to reflect changes in the labour market and the rising cost to workers of providing themselves and their families...

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Two courses cut at Ara’s Timaru Campus

Two courses cut at Ara’s Timaru Campus


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

Two courses have been cut from Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Timaru campus due to low enrolment numbers. A tourism and a photography course have both been cut for the forthcoming academic year. It is not currently clear whether the decision will affect staffing numbers. Only one person had applied to do the six-month NZ Tourism L3 programme, with three enrolments received for Ara’s level five Certificate in Photography....

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TEU backs new health campaign

TEU backs new health campaign


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

Health costs are New Zealanders’ greatest financial worry, according to a new campaign that is calling on the government to fully fund the health service. YesWeCare is a coalition of organisations working to end the underfunding of the health service, which is estimated to have reached more than $1.85 billion because of a failure to put enough money into the system to meet the needs of New Zealand’s ageing population. Sandra Grey, TEU...

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