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NMIT members call for end to arms expo

NMIT members call for end to arms expo


Posted By on Nov 10, 2016

TEU will take a stance against the multinational arms trade industry next week, following a resolution from Nelson member Helen Childs. Childs, from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, led a call at TEU’s conference this week for TEU to oppose New Zealand’s annual defence industry conference and arms expo next week. The conference, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of New Zealand’s navy, draws together 500...

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Years of funding cuts, low  pay rises and constant reviews and restructuring  at polytechnics need to end says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs. Eight  polytechnics are currently negotiating new collective agreements or will start negotiations soon. They include NMIT, Wintec, Open Polytechnic, Otago, NorhTec, Aoraki and SIT. Riggs says all those people deserve a decent pay rise after bearing the brunt of the government’s ongoing...

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Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 11 Data from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) shows the government has made almost a direct transfer of $25 million from publicly owned polytechnics to privately-owned tertiary education providers (PTEs). Government funding for polytechnics fell from last year to this year by $29 million dollars, or 4.7 percent.  Meanwhile funding for PTEs rose $25 million, or 7.8 percent. TEU national president Lesley...

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NMIT members stop work to oppose bonuses

NMIT members stop work to oppose bonuses


Posted By on Mar 14, 2013

Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 7 Staff at the Nelson and Marlborough campuses of NMIT stopped work yesterday and voted by a large majority to take industrial action to oppose the employer’s proposals to pay them bonuses. In Nelson, a banner competition followed the stop work meeting. Union members walked out into the main green space of campus and shared lunch together, displaying banners, flags and slogans. NMIT is again offering its...

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NMIT faces stopwork over bonus payments

NMIT faces stopwork over bonus payments


Posted By on Mar 7, 2013

Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 6 Union members at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) will hold a stopwork meeting next Wednesday to consider whether to take industrial action or not. The polytechnic and its staff who are TEU members are currently in negotiations over their employment agreement. The union members want a two percent per year pay rise. The polytechnic is offering a one percent pay rise for each year and two...

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Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 1 For the last two years, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) has linked a significant portion of its pay offer it has made to academics to the institute’s success in achieving surpluses and other productivity achievements. However, TEU members are preparing to end this practice at this year’s employment negotiations. The last round of employment negotiations only concluded in...

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