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Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 35 Policies introduced by the previous National government are forcing the  tertiary education sector down a track that urgently needs redirecting by the new Minister, the Tertiary Education Union said. Tertiary education is a public good that allows people to develop skills, learn trades, and create knowledge which helps families, communities and the economy. However, despite the change of...

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Plans to close Lincoln uni’s bookshop

Plans to close Lincoln uni’s bookshop


Posted By on Nov 16, 2017

Lincoln University management has announced plans to close the bookshop on campus, leaving students facing the possibility that they will no longer be able to buy text books at their place of study. The proposal to close the bookshop was announced as part of a strategic review of the shop’s role in contributing towards the future direction of the university. In one obscure part of the document outlining the proposal, management...

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One year to make equal pay law a reality

One year to make equal pay law a reality


Posted By on Nov 16, 2017

A new campaign launched this week by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is calling on the new government to legislate for equal pay within one year. The campaign was launched on Tuesday, the same day that most women across New Zealand effectively start working for free for the remainder of the year because of the gender pay imbalance. It follows the news earlier in the month that the new government had moved quickly to scrap the...

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Tertiary education organisations need to do more to support te reo Māori learners, according to a report published by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Support for learning and using te reo Māori in tertiary institutions is variable, the study says, with the sector lacking a common set of strategies, policies, and practices for supporting reo Māori learners and speakers. To help address this, the study provides a range...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 34 A new online tool that staff and students can use to register complaints or concerns about tertiary education organisations launched this week, and follows in the wake of a Tertiary Education Union (TEU) survey that showed increased pressure on staff to change grades. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Universities New Zealand are trialling...

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TEU celebrates Living Wage week

TEU celebrates Living Wage week


Posted By on Nov 10, 2017

It is Living Wage week and staff and students were among those gathered on the steps of Parliament on Tuesday to celebrate the new government’s support for the Living Wage. Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has committed to increasing the minimum wage to $16.50 in her first one hundred days, and then to $20 by April 2021. Events have been taking place up and down the country to celebrate employers that pay their employees enough to meet...

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