Universities


Reflections on the Education Summit

Reflections on the Education Summit


Posted By on May 24, 2018

Experts from the tertiary education sector attended the Government’s recent Education Summit in Auckland. Here, a couple of the Tertiary Education Union members that were there reflect on how the summit went. Bill Rogers, Te Tumu Arataki, TEU National Vice President Māori A very well organised and successful event where we could network and find out what was on top for educators. Reflected the success of Kura a Iwi and  the kaupapa of...

Read More
University bargaining underway

University bargaining underway


Posted By on May 24, 2018

Negotiations are underway concerning future pay and conditions for staff working under collective agreements at five universities. The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has initiated bargaining at the University of Otago, Lincoln University, the University of Canterbury, the University of Waikato and the Auckland University of Technology. TEU members at each institution will be negotiating collectively over the coming months for salaries...

Read More

Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said. The TEU is calling on Vice-Chancellors to rethink the way they make decisions so our public universities can better deliver for the benefit of all New Zealanders. The call came after University of...

Read More
Time to break the rules

Time to break the rules


Posted By on May 24, 2018

Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, reflects on last week’s Budget and calls on the Government to change its fiscal responsibility rules so we can better pool our nation’s resources to meet the needs of all New Zealanders. When I was asked to give a movie-style star rating to the first instalment of Labour’s Budget trilogy, single measures seemed unfair, so I gave it five stars for the script, but a three...

Read More

Grant Robertson’s first Budget has worsened the funding crisis facing tertiary education. Speaking ahead of the Budget announcement, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told organisations gathered in Parliament that it would provide a foundation for the future. An hour later this aspiration was dealt a severe blow by Robertson’s failure to invest further in tertiary education. The need for a well-functioning, quality tertiary education...

Read More

Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 10 Education Minister Chris Hipkins has committed to fixing the failed funding model of the previous National Government. Commenting after last week’s Budget, Hipkins said the government knows “the funding systems in tertiary education aren’t fit for purpose any longer.” He went on to say that the government is “absolutely committed to fixing the problem.” The Tertiary...

Read More