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Massey and EIT to discuss living wage

Massey and EIT to discuss living wage


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

The TEU at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) and Palmerston North campus of Massey University will meet in March to discuss what the Living Wage means for staff at both institutions. The meetings follow in the wake of news that the Living Wage will increase to $20.20 from 1 July. The Living Wage is updated annually to reflect changes in the labour market and the rising cost to workers of providing themselves and their families...

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Massey votes on new agreement


Posted By on Oct 29, 2015

TEU members at Massey University are voting on a new collective agreement that, if ratified, will give them a pay rise of 1.2 percent next year and 1.5 percent in 2017. TEU advocate Heather Warren says the university went to great lengths to highlight its troubled financial position. “The proposed new collective agreement is not what union members wanted when negotiations began back in July, but there is no loss of conditions and the...

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Shooting and bomb threats create fear

Shooting and bomb threats create fear


Posted By on Oct 8, 2015

Otago University, Otago Polytechnic, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University and the police have all been quick to respond to anonymous gun and bomb threats issued this week. Otago University advised staff and students of the threat on Tuesday but remained open yesterday, the day the anonymous poster claimed they would carry out their threat. The university, Otago Polytechnic and the police all had comprehensive plans in...

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Tertiary Update Vol 18 No 32 The government is under attack from students, institutions and TEU for its plan to make universities and polytechnics report on former students’ job and income outcomes. TEU warned, in a written statement earlier this week, that such reporting will end up distorting the way educators do their job. “It risks favouring people who teach short-term skills to get their students into immediate but...

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TEU members at Massey are rejecting a statement by their employer that “money is not a driving force” for staff and therefore there is not a strong case for offering them a significant pay rise. Union members are campaigning to improve the university’s pay offer of 1 percent, arguing that it is not enough, especially for those on lower pay rates. In negotiations, the university offered union members a 1 percent pay rise from...

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Tertiary Update Vol 18 No 19 Massey vice-chancellor Steve Maharey’s email to staff this week tells the tale of how profit motives are tainting academic credibility says TEU national president Sandra Grey. Maharey wrote in his regular e-log to staff this week that a doctorate the university conferred on the wife of the Chinese president has helped Massey secure hundreds of thousands of dollars of funding from the Chinese government....

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