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Change happens when we stand together

Change happens when we stand together


Posted By on Aug 17, 2017

Tertiary Update Election Edition Vol 1 No 1 Together we have stopped National’s attempt to change the law to funnel public money to private tertiary education. Over the past few months, nearly 5,000 people have joined our campaign to keep tertiary education public – signing petitions, making thousands of submissions, and appearing before the Select Committee to present their view about the risks posed to our tertiary education system...

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Your university, pay and the living wage

Your university, pay and the living wage


Posted By on Aug 17, 2017

Dr. Wayne Linklater, co-president of the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) branch of the Tertiary Education Union, discusses how paying the Living Wage would help advance the values of public institutions like VUW. Universities are the engine of progress. They train the next generation; encourage and debate new thinking, design new policy and practice; and develop new treatments and technologies. They are also economic engines...

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Steven Wharehinga, president of the Tertiary Education Union branch at the Universal College of Learning, looks at what regional tertiary education means for Māori, Pasifika and low income families. National’s plan to require Ministers to give for-profit providers the same funding as public institutions should be opposed for the detrimental impact it would have on access to tertiary education for Māori and Pasifika. The plan would be...

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Members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) were among the winners of the 2017 Tertiary Teaching Excellence awards. Announced at a Parliamentary dinner on Tuesday evening, the awards recognise twelve top tertiary teachers for the contribution they make to the success of their learners, departments, organisations and communities. The evening’s top honour was awarded to Dr. Te Taka Keegan, a senior lecturer in the Computer Science...

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Securing the future of tertiary education and vocational training on the West Coast has come down to two options, the Chief Executive of Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Alex Cabrera, said this week. Tai Poutini Polytechnic is currently run by a Crown Manager who was appointed at the end of last year following concerns about the institution’s finances in the wake of government funding cuts. Two potential options for the future tertiary...

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Otago staff take action

Otago staff take action


Posted By on Aug 3, 2017

Union members and students at the University of Otago have taken a stand in support of general staff at risk of losing their jobs under plans announced last week by the Vice-Chancellor. Tuesday’s action was the beginning of a campaign calling on Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne to abolish plans to cut 182 full-time equivalent jobs from some of the university’s most vital support services. Close to one hundred people came together on...

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