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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which offers an important opportunity to reflect on the impact workplaces can have on our mental health. Looking after the wellbeing of staff benefits everyone – and tertiary education institutions need to do more. When staff feel their work is meaningful and they are valued and supported, they tend to have higher wellbeing levels. Published earlier this year, research by Tertiary...

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TEU celebrates Suffrage Day

TEU celebrates Suffrage Day


Posted By on Sep 21, 2017

Tuesday 19 September was Suffrage Day and TEU members were out in force to celebrate. Many chose to honour those women who fought and won the right to vote 124 years ago by coming together to vote early. The TEU teams at Victoria University, the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the University of Canterbury, Whitireia and the Waikato region each organised early voting events. Pay equity was one of key issues on people’s minds at...

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Cat Pausé, a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education at Massey University and vice-president of the TEU, says the election offers an opportunity to improve access to tertiary education for Māori and Pasifika and for women. As New Zealanders go to the polls over the next 10 days, there are a number of important social issues I hope will be at the forefront of their mind, including poverty, house prices and childhood sexual abuse....

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Green Party launch equal pay policy

Green Party launch equal pay policy


Posted By on Sep 7, 2017

The Green Party has today launched its equal pay policy. If implemented the plan would be a significant step towards achieving equal pay. One of the key aspects of the policy is to shift responsibility from employee to employer to prove that staff are being paid fairly regardless of gender. Currently women need to prove that they have an equal pay claim, something National has tried to make it even harder to do. National’s disregard...

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Massey University and the Tertiary Education Union have issued a Pay and Employment Equity Update Report comparing data from a review conducted in 2010 with the same data from last year. The aim of the review is to monitor the University’s progress in reducing the gender pay gap overall as well as specific occupational groups and grades, and improving the representation of women at senior levels of the University. Key findings...

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Show your support for equal pay

Show your support for equal pay


Posted By on Aug 10, 2017

Members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) will be making some noise about equal pay next week. Make sure you know what’s happening in your area. The Equal Pay Week of Action starts on Saturday with events in Wellington, Whangarei, Auckland and Palmerston North. Over the course of the week events will also be taking place in Hamilton, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. “The Equal Pay Week of Action will be a great opportunity to...

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