Employment


Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 11 University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon’s proposal to cut staff from the Faculty of Education risks worsening the chronic teacher shortage facing New Zealand, the Tertiary Education Union has said. McCutcheon told staff last week that he proposed to cut 23.4 full-time equivalent jobs from the university’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. The proposal is justified on the...

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Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway has announced that former National Prime Minister Jim Bolger will head up a new working group tasked with designing a system for Fair Pay Agreements. Promised by the Labour Party before the election, Fair Pay Agreements will be industry-wide agreements that can be triggered when a certain level of support is reached. They will set minimum terms and conditions,...

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University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon’s proposal to cut staff from the Faculty of Education risks worsening the chronic teacher shortage facing New Zealand, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. McCutcheon told staff this afternoon that he proposed to cut 23.4 full-time equivalent jobs from the university’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. The proposal is justified on the basis that the Faculty...

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University bargaining underway

University bargaining underway


Posted By on May 24, 2018

Negotiations are underway concerning future pay and conditions for staff working under collective agreements at five universities. The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has initiated bargaining at the University of Otago, Lincoln University, the University of Canterbury, the University of Waikato and the Auckland University of Technology. TEU members at each institution will be negotiating collectively over the coming months for salaries...

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Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said. The TEU is calling on Vice-Chancellors to rethink the way they make decisions so our public universities can better deliver for the benefit of all New Zealanders. The call came after University of...

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Grant Robertson’s first Budget has worsened the funding crisis facing tertiary education. Speaking ahead of the Budget announcement, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told organisations gathered in Parliament that it would provide a foundation for the future. An hour later this aspiration was dealt a severe blow by Robertson’s failure to invest further in tertiary education. The need for a well-functioning, quality tertiary education...

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