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TEU is pleased with an Employment Relations Authority determination this month, in which the authority determined that AUT needs to consult in a two-step process rather than one when it undertakes a review where people could lose their jobs. Last June AUT undertook a review of its law faculty. The review planned to disestablish six people’s jobs and create three new jobs. AUT advised TEU and began consulting about the proposal. Its...

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The company that won the funding to train health and safety representatives at workplaces on the changes in the new law has been sold to one of New Zealand’s largest PTEs. In June Safety N Action won the government tender to provide workplace transition training for health and safety representatives. The tender allowed only one winner, giving the company a de facto monopoly. Previously, funding had been shared predominantly among...

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Allied staff who work at Auckland University of Technology are about to vote on a new collective agreement that moves them closer to a living wage. AUT has agreed to delete some, but not all, of its pay rates that are below the current living wage of $19.25 per hour. Throughout negotiations AUT’s managers rejected the term ‘living wage’ but it was an important issue for TEU’s allied staff members. “Whether we call it the living wage...

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New pay offer ends AUT dispute

New pay offer ends AUT dispute


Posted By on Nov 23, 2015

TEU members at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have ended their strike action where they temporarily withheld assessment grades for entry into the university’s database. Late last week AUT increased its pay offer to academic staff at the university to 1.6 percent for the first year of the new collective agreement and 2 percent for the second year. TEU members are pleased that AUT has come forward with a better salary offer...

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AUT staff withhold marks to lift pay

AUT staff withhold marks to lift pay


Posted By on Nov 19, 2015

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) staff are rallying at 10am this morning just hours before they re-enter employment negotiations with the university. TEU members at AUT have not been releasing student or course marks to AUT for inputting into its database this week to get an improved salary offer from the university. Pay at AUT and at all New Zealand universities is falling behind comparable private sector salary increases,...

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AUT strike over pay

AUT strike over pay


Posted By on Nov 17, 2015

People at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) are on strike this week to achieve an improved salary offer from the university. Pay at AUT and at all New Zealand universities is falling behind comparable private sector salary increases, says TEU’s national industrial officer Irena Brorens. “AUT is in a financial position where it can afford better pay for the people who work for its students.” TEU members are seeking a relatively...

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