Victoria University of Wellington


The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University should follow the lead of Wellington City Council and commit to paying all staff the Living Wage. Wellington City Council took a significant step toward becoming New Zealand’s first Living Wage Council earlier this week when Councillors approved an annual plan that commits to paying a Living Wage to all directly employed workers and those in council controlled organisations. The commitment...

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Students, staff and union members will stand together on 10 May to call on the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University to pay the Living Wage. Victoria’s Living Wage Day will add further pressure on Professor Grant Guilford, who has so far ignored hundreds of staff, students, alumni and community leaders that have signed postcards and letters urging the him to make Victoria the first Living Wage university in New Zealand. Supporters...

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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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