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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 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 said today. 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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Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 9 Minister for Education Chris Hipkins has backed down from comments made in a Cabinet Paper that suggested he was prepared to intervene to change working conditions for people working in institutes of technology and polytechnics. Speaking at the Tertiary Education Union’s (TEU) conference on Friday, the Minster said the Cabinet Paper was wrong to say that ITPs would be helped by renegotiating “terms...

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The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has launched a framework, Te Koeke Tiriti, to help further and deepen its commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The framework was launched to guide TEU Te Hautū Kahurangi’s Tiriti relationships and behaviours, setting our vision of how members and staff aspire to work together. “Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the foundation for the relationship between Māori and the crown. Honouring our commitment to Te...

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been told in an open letter that Chris Hipkins was wrong to say good working conditions are an impediment to the success of institutes of technology and polytechnics. The letter features a selection of nearly two hundred personal stories showing the lengths staff go to teach their students, and follows publication last month of a Cabinet paper written by Education Minister Chris Hipkins arguing that...

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