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TEU members celebrate general staff

TEU members celebrate general staff


Posted By on Apr 6, 2017

TEU members across New Zealand came together yesterday to celebrate the contribution general staff make to their institutions. They go by many names – general staff, professional staff , allied staff – and they are crucial to making sure New Zealand students get the world class learning experience that they deserve and expect. TEU’s General Staff Day is an annual celebration and most Vice-Chancellors and Chief Executives...

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Renowned Pasifika scholar passes away

Renowned Pasifika scholar passes away


Posted By on Mar 23, 2017

Dr. Teresia Teaiwa, director of Va’aomanū Pasifika at the University of Victoria, has passed away after a short battle with cancer. Dr. Teaiwa made a huge contribution to Victoria University and her loss will be felt widely by friends, colleagues and the Pasifika community in New Zealand and around the world. A renowned scholar and poet, Dr. Teaiwa’s research interests included contemporary issues in Fiji, feminism and women’s...

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Labour leader, Andrew Little, has joined hundreds of staff and students in calling on the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University to pay the Living Wage. Little was one of 18 alumni and more than 550 staff and students that signed letters and postcards during Orientation Week urging Vice-Chancellor, Grant Guilford, to make Victoria the first Living Wage university in New Zealand. Cleaners, library staff, tutors and food workers are...

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Minimum wage increase not enough

Minimum wage increase not enough


Posted By on Jan 26, 2017

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 from 1 April, the government has announced. Responding to the announcement, the TEU said the increase was welcome, but not enough. “Too many people working at tertiary institutions are on wages and salaries that are insufficient to meet the basic costs of living,” National President, Sandra Grey, said. The TEU is calling on all tertiary education employers to pay their employees the...

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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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There is no justification for job cuts in Victoria’s School of Languages and Cultures, says Dr Dougal McNeill, secretary of the TEU branch at the university. “Languages are at the heart of the humanities, and these proposed cuts threaten the viability of language learning and research. We need modern languages at Victoria.” Students and staff in the affected areas have formed a campaign group to oppose these proposed cuts....

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