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Massey and EIT to discuss living wage

Massey and EIT to discuss living wage


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

The TEU at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) and Palmerston North campus of Massey University will meet in March to discuss what the Living Wage means for staff at both institutions. The meetings follow in the wake of news that the Living Wage will increase to $20.20 from 1 July. The Living Wage is updated annually to reflect changes in the labour market and the rising cost to workers of providing themselves and their families...

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EIT on a path to Living Wage

EIT on a path to Living Wage


Posted By on Oct 27, 2016

EIT has told people who work for it that it will agree, through an exchange of letters, to consult with TEU and others about possibly adopting a Living Wage policy next year. The agreement is part of a new collective employment agreement between TEU members who work at the polytechnic and their employer. Prior to the new collective employment agreement some learning facilitators at the polytechnic may have earned less than the Living...

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A report into whitestreaming reveals that every university in New Zealand, most polytechnics and even one wānanga have cut jobs that support Māori students. TEU will launch the report in Gisborne on Saturday 19 March at a nationwide hui. Whitestreaming is replacing specialist Māori jobs and services with generalist ones. For instance, whitestreaming is replacing a specific Māori academic support officer who provides academic support...

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More students, fewer staff at EIT

More students, fewer staff at EIT


Posted By on Jun 18, 2015

EIT’s recently released annual report shows staff at the polytechnic face increasing workload pressures as fewer of them teach a growing number of students. The number of full-time equivalent students rose from 4,388 in 2013 to 4,574 last year, while the number of teaching staff fell by 15 full-time equivalent staff. The result was the student staff ratio grew from 14.6 students per teaching staff to 15.7 (pp113-114). TEU branch...

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Waikato Institute of Technology – of 142 members in September 41 joined in the last 12 months = 28.9 percent Tai Poutini Polytechnic – of 54 members in September 14 joined in the last 12 months = 25.9 percent NorthTec – of 133 members in September 34 joined in the last 12 months = 25.6 percent Bay of Plenty Polytechnic – of 27 members in September 6 joined in the last 12 months = 22.2 percent Eastern Institute...

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KiwiSaver improvements at EIT

KiwiSaver improvements at EIT


Posted By on Oct 2, 2014

Eastern Institute of Technology’s TEU members who are over 65 will be able to continue to save up employer contributions in their KiwiSaver nest egg if they ratify a new TEU collective agreement. Union members are now voting whether to ratify the new collective agreement, which will mean EIT will make employer contributions to KiwiSaver for staff aged 65 and over who are already contributing as member of a KiwiSaver scheme....

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