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As wildfires continue to spread in Christchurch, members and staff of the TEU send thoughts and best wishes to all those affected. Approximately 450 homes have been evacuated and at least eleven destroyed in fires that have been burning in the Port Hills area since Monday. It is estimated that the fires have spread to cover an area of 1,850 hectares. Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Rod Carr, of the University of Canterbury has written to staff...

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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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SIT voting on $1000 pay rises

SIT voting on $1000 pay rises


Posted By on Aug 6, 2015

TEU members at Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will take home two pay increases of $1000 each in the next two years if they ratify a new collective agreement today. TEU branch president Glenn Stridiron says the negotiations last week were very amicable and productive. “We reached agreement on the issues members in Invercargill and Christchurch identified; salaries, professional development, allowances and redeployment...

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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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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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Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) cleaners, custodians, the grounds person and boiler attendants will get the days between Christmas and New Year off as institution holidays, rather than from their own annual leave. They won these extra days leave as part of their new collective agreement – the first TEU-negotiated agreement for workers in these jobs at an institute of technology or polytechnic. “This new employment agreement...

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