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Education Amendment Bill Petition

Education Amendment Bill Petition


Posted By on Sep 14, 2018

Education Amendment Bill Petition To the New Zealand Parliament on the 2nd Reading of the Education Amendment Bill Tertiary education institutions are crucial to delivering social, cultural, economic, and environmental wellbeing. For institutions to meet the needs of all New Zealanders, staff and students must have a strong voice in decisions about how institutions are run. We urge parliament to be bold in its recognition that staff...

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Driving Diversity

Driving Diversity


Posted By on Sep 7, 2018

Driving diversity   Nicola Gaston, author of Why Science is Sexist, and Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland, looks at the government’s announcement that it will be taking steps to improve diversity in New Zealand’s science system. It has been a long time coming, but we finally have a statement from the Ministry responsible for the lion’s share of research funding in New Zealand – MBIE –...

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              Petition for the Living Wage for ALL workers at AUT   Every worker at AUT deserves the Living Wage that enables them to pay for the basic necessities of life. Yet some workers at AUT do not receive this. The Living Wage for 2018 has been calculated as $20.55 per hour, which is $4.05 more than the government set $16.50 minimum wage. Please show your support by asking AUT to ensure...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 16 It’s time to end the market experiment Job losses, bail-outs, commissioners, merger investigations, and another for-profit provider falling over are all signals that it’s time to end the market experiment in the tertiary education sector and develop a funding model that supports long-term stability in the interests of the public. “Currently our tertiary education system is based on chasing a ‘share...

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31 August 2018   Hon. Chris Hipkins Minister of Education Parliament Buildings Molesworth Street Wellington   Tēnā koe e te Minita, We want to thank you for the time you spent with staff at our institutions and for your clear support of community tertiary education provision through investing in Whitireia at this difficult time. Staff at both WelTec and Whitireia were surprised by the events of the last two weeks as we had...

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Stuart McCutcheon’s axe falls on teacher training   Stuart McCutcheon’s axe has fallen on the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work after 21 staff were told this week that their jobs are on the line. Echoing through the Beehive, McCutcheon’s axing of each and every job will make it harder for Jacinda Ardern to fulfil her commitment to end the chronic teacher shortage we face. Early in July , Stuart...

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