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UCOL cuts student support

UCOL cuts student support


Posted By on Jul 1, 2016

Students will miss out because UCOL yesterday informed dozens of student support staff that they will be made redundant over the next one to two months. UCOL announced today that it will cut jobs from librarians, IT student support and student health centre staff. TEU branch president Steve Wharehinga says all the people that UCOL is getting rid of work hard to help Palmerston North students learn. “They are loyal, experienced and...

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UCOL staff appeal to save jobs

UCOL staff appeal to save jobs


Posted By on Jun 23, 2016

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 22 UCOL has made an initial decision to go ahead with job cuts for over 40 people working in its Palmerston North library and student support services. It now has an appeals process, essentially a second round of consultation, which closes tomorrow.  TEU members are making submissions to this appeals process. UCOL’s chief executive Leeza Boyce has agreed to allow TEU members to speak to their...

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UCOL’s plan to cut many part-time jobs and replace them with far fewer full-time jobs will harm women, says TEU organiser Heather Warren. UCOL plans to cut dozens of part-time positions and replace them with a smaller number of new positions as full-time roles. Warren says UCOL needs to be aware that these cuts will adversely affect the diversity of its workforce and any obligations it has as an Equal Employment Opportunity...

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At 5pm today at the UCOL Library, representatives of library staff from the City Library, Massey, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and local schools will meet in a show of support for UCOL Library staff whose jobs are threatened. “We all want to show our UCOL colleagues support as they try and save their jobs,” says Chris Good, Massey librarian and Tertiary Education Union (TEU) spokesperson. “Retaining skilled, experienced...

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UCOL needs to halt its proposed cuts to student support services now that it knows those services are improving student outcomes. Last Friday, in an email to all staff, UCOL released its provisional 2015 Educational Performance Indicator (EPI) results, which show completion results for Level 1 to 2 courses rose 9 percentage points between 2014 and 2015. Completion rates for levels 3 to 4 also improved significantly, up 6 percentage...

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Rally to save UCOL student support staff

Rally to save UCOL student support staff


Posted By on May 18, 2016

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 17 UCOL’s threatened library and student health staff, and their supporters, will be rallying today to save their jobs. UCOL plans to cut the jobs of 43 people, including people who support students’ health and learning. TEU is organising a rally at 12.30 today (Thursday 19 May) outside UCOL’s main entrance, to oppose the job cuts. “UCOL wants to get rid of the people who help students,”...

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