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Earthquakes close many institutions

Earthquakes close many institutions


Posted By on Nov 17, 2016

Earthquakes in the northern parts of the South Island, followed by floods in some areas, meant many tertiary institutions spend part of this week closed. Christchurch’s institutions were largely unaffected with the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and most of Ara Institute of Canterbury all remaining open. However, Wellington’s institutions, Victoria University, Weltec, Whitireia, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and...

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$1000 for Weltec’s TEU members

$1000 for Weltec’s TEU members


Posted By on Apr 14, 2016

People who work at Weltec are $1000 better off thanks to pay rises they negotiated in their new collective agreement. Everyone will get a $1000 pay rise (pro-rata for proportional staff) as part of the 13-month agreement, no matter what their current pay rate. TEU branch president Kirsten Blyde, who helped negotiate the agreement says this means the people who the polytechnic pays the least will get the same pay rise, and the same...

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But it’s not a merger

But it’s not a merger


Posted By on Feb 11, 2016

Whitireia and WelTec announced the appointment of a new management team this week, most of whom will span both polytechnics. “Four of the Directors will span both WelTec and Whitireia and four positions will be dedicated to their respective institution.  The establishment of a new team and new structure is another significant milestone for the Students First Partnership between Whitireia and WelTec.” said chief executive Chris...

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Nobody is answering the question ‘are all these polytechnic mergers good for local students?’ says TEU’s Tumu Arataki, James Houkāmau. At present there are talks or merger processes underway between Weltec and Whitireia, Waiariki and Bay of Plenty, and Aoraki and CPIT, Houkāmau says it is time for everyone to take a step back and ask, what do students get from this? “Mergers might save money, but if in the long term students in...

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Weltec agreement anticipates new CE

Weltec agreement anticipates new CE


Posted By on Mar 12, 2015

TEU members at Weltec voted to ratify a new collective agreement last week that gives them a 1.2 percent pay rise over 14 months, and no cuts to existing conditions. Union members will also get back-pay dating to December last year. Local TEU organiser Nicki Wilford said the short term was because of the appointment of Chris Gosling  as the new joint chief executive for both Weltec and neighbouring Whitireia NZ. TEU members voting...

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Tertiary Update Vol 17 No 18 Three out of five tertiary education workers believe their jobs will be restructured within the next two years, and 30 percent believe they will be made redundant, according to a new nationwide survey on work and wellbeing in the tertiary education sector. The survey, commissioned by TEU and undertaken by AUT’s Work Research Institute reveals a sector working in fear. It comes after 59 reviews and...

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