Employment


It is Pink Shirt Day tomorrow and the TEU is working with Massey University to take a stand against workplace bullying by celebrating the day at each of its campuses. Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity for people to take a collective stand in support of healthy, respectful and bully-free workplaces. The TEU at Massey University will be talking to staff and students about workplace bullying at stalls from 11.30 to 1.30 at their Albany,...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 18 Staff, students and representatives of the local community will come together tomorrow at the Ara Institute of Canterbury to launch the TEU’s campaign to protect quality public tertiary education from a controversial law prioritising for-profit providers. Join the campaign here and show National that Kiwis want properly funded public tertiary education. National’s law will amend the Education Act to...

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It is Pink Shirt Day next Friday, 26 May. TEU will be working with Massey University to mark the day at each of their campuses. Pink Shirt Day is a recognised international day established in Canada, in 2007. A group of school pupils decided to defend a boy who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In a show of solidarity, many other pupils wore pink shirts to school. By wearing a pink shirt, people identify themselves as an ally. It...

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One week after a public forum in Auckland critiqued the Productivity Commission’s report into new models of tertiary education, independent economist Brian Easton shares his thoughts on what the recommendations mean for the sector. I do not think one should dignify the Productivity Commission report with any praise. It is a bad report based on faulty foundations and a complacent one ignoring the issues it should have looked at. But...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 17 Parliamentary debate on a new law that will fundamentally change the future of tertiary education opened on Tuesday, triggering accusations from Labour and the Greens that National is prioritising private for-profit providers. The law enshrines a funding approach that has already been trialled at some levels of tertiary education provision and led to the closure of courses in small rural and regional...

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National is being reckless trying to pass a new tertiary education law without first evaluating what impact its reforms have had on teaching and learning, stories from more than 500 staff suggest. The TEU is calling for a sector-wide review of the changes National has made to tertiary education before it enshrines its failed experiment in law. The call came as the TEU published a ‘stress dossier’ of more than 500 anonymous stories...

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