General staff


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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Students, staff and union members came together yesterday to call on the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University to pay staff the Living Wage. Hundreds of Living Wage supporters gathered at the lunchtime event on Wednesday to add their voice to a growing campaign calling on Professor Grant Guilford to pay all those employed by the university enough to reach an acceptable, if modest, standard of living, and to commit to extending this...

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Students, staff and union members will stand together on 10 May to call on the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University to pay the Living Wage. Victoria’s Living Wage Day will add further pressure on Professor Grant Guilford, who has so far ignored hundreds of staff, students, alumni and community leaders that have signed postcards and letters urging the him to make Victoria the first Living Wage university in New Zealand. Supporters...

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University of Otago management could be about to propose a major shake-up of the way general staff work at the university, once the results of a support services review currently underway are known. It is widely expected that the review, which started in 2015, will recommend services are shared across the whole institution rather than replicated in separate departments. The job losses that are likely to result follow cuts made to the...

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TEU members celebrate general staff

TEU members celebrate general staff


Posted By on Apr 6, 2017

TEU members across New Zealand came together yesterday to celebrate the contribution general staff make to their institutions. They go by many names – general staff, professional staff , allied staff – and they are crucial to making sure New Zealand students get the world class learning experience that they deserve and expect. TEU’s General Staff Day is an annual celebration and most Vice-Chancellors and Chief Executives...

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Staff at the University of Auckland stopped worked for four hours last week and stood together to call on the Vice-Chancellor to offer union members a fair and equal increase in pay. TEU members voted to go on strike after Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, remained intransigent in his opposition to a flat rate pay increase, fair pay for professional staff and the Living Wage for the lowest paid. Hundreds of staff and...

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