Employment


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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New Zealanders should have the opportunity to debate a new law giving victims of domestic violence a statutory right to leave or to request flexible working arrangements, a group of NGOs and trade unions has said. In an open letter to the Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse, the group calls on the government to vote in favour of referring the legislation to Select Committee. The TEU has written separately to the...

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As wildfires continue to spread in Christchurch, members and staff of the TEU send thoughts and best wishes to all those affected. Approximately 450 homes have been evacuated and at least eleven destroyed in fires that have been burning in the Port Hills area since Monday. It is estimated that the fires have spread to cover an area of 1,850 hectares. Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Rod Carr, of the University of Canterbury has written to staff...

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The Vice-Chancellor of Auckland University should agree to a flat rate increase in pay to begin to address the pay issues for the lowest paid staff at the university, the TEU said after members voted in favour of taking strike action as part of an ongoing campaign to achieve an equitable outcome from pay negotiations. The strike action comes after seven months of negotiations during which the TEU has called on the employer to agree to...

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Strike ballot opens in Auckland

Strike ballot opens in Auckland


Posted By on Feb 2, 2017

Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 3 TEU members at the University of Auckland are voting this week on a plan to escalate their campaign for an equitable pay increase by taking strike action. Negotiations for a flat rate pay increase at no cost to the employer, fair pay for professional staff and the Living Wage for the lowest paid staff have been ongoing for over seven months and last week members voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding the...

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