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Show your support for equal pay

Show your support for equal pay


Posted By on Aug 10, 2017

Members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) will be making some noise about equal pay next week. Make sure you know what’s happening in your area. The Equal Pay Week of Action starts on Saturday with events in Wellington, Whangarei, Auckland and Palmerston North. Over the course of the week events will also be taking place in Hamilton, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. “The Equal Pay Week of Action will be a great opportunity to...

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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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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 24 University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne has announced plans to cut 182 full-time equivalent jobs from some of the university’s most vital support services. Professor Hayne told staff at a meeting last Friday that the positions would be cut as part of a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. With the amount of part-time staff working at the university and...

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Staff at the University of Otago are deeply concerned about the impact Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne’s plan to cut 182 full time equivalent jobs will have on students and the university’s ability to continue providing world class learning opportunities. Hayne told staff at a meeting earlier this afternoon that she is planning a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. Under Hayne’s plans, vital...

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Tomorrow staff at the University of Otago will learn more about how management plans to shake-up the way general staff work at the university. According to a report in the Otago Daily Times, vice-chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne, has invited all staff to a meeting on Friday where she will reveal the latest on a support services review that has been underway since 2015. It is widely expected that the review will recommend that...

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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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