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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 8 Government funding to polytechnics for the 2017 academic year has declined by 5 percent, figures published by Tertiary Education Commission show. Figures detailing how tertiary education organisations would be funded for the current academic year were published by the TEC on Tuesday. The TEU said it was concerned that delaying publication until after the start of the academic year lacked transparency. “We...

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Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 39 Northtec is one of many polytechnics about to receive confirmation from the Tertiary Education Commission that it will lose a large amount of Level 2 funding next year. The polytechnic wrote to all its staff yesterday, warning them that this would mean the need to halve its Level 2 delivery next year, and that other directorate support service areas will also need reductions in...

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Budget 2016 must restore regions

Budget 2016 must restore regions


Posted By on May 12, 2016

Tertiary education folk can best judge Budget 2016 by what it does for local communities, says TEU president Sandra Grey. For the last seven years every corner of tertiary education, except for some private providers, has faced tough budgets that have made it harder for people to do their job effectively, harder for students to get high-quality education and harder for institutions to remain stable and secure. However, the...

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Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 13 Northland has more workplace fatalities than Wellington, Christchurch or Hamilton, and yet NorthTec has cut its Level 4 Occupational Health and Safety programme this year. NorthTec has announced a review of its Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) programmes. However, even before the review, it has already cut its Whangarei-based Level 4 programmes for 2016. TEU organiser Chan Dixon says NorthTec has a...

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Northtec allied staff seek equality

Northtec allied staff seek equality


Posted By on Feb 11, 2016

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 4 TEU members deserve to be treated the same as all other allied staff at NorthTec, says TEU organiser Chan Dixon. TEU’s allied staff members at NorthTec have been negotiating a new employment agreement with the polytechnic since last year, but the two sides are struggling to agree because NorthTec is offering TEU members worse working conditions than it gives to its other allied staff. Dixon says one of the...

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NorthTec allied staff want parity

NorthTec allied staff want parity


Posted By on Dec 3, 2015

Over a hundred people are petitioning NorthTec to settle an allied staff collective agreement that is fair to all current and future staff regardless of which union they belong to. TEU is negotiating a new collective agreement for NorthTec allied staff. TEU Organiser Chan Dixon says NorthTec is negotiating for a collective agreement with worse conditions than other allied staff at NorthTec. NorthTec’s academic staff who are TEU...

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