Women


A new government-backed campaign has been launched to help eliminate family and sexual violence, and suicidal behaviour among Pasifika young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Atu-Mai violence prevention programme has been developed to equip Pasifika young people and their families with the knowledge and tools to live violence-free. It takes an educational and skills-based approach to behavioural change across generations, and to...

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The Tertiary Education Union is gathering ideas to present to the Prime Minister as part of her national kōrero on the future of education. The Prime Minister said Kōrero Mātauranga was the first step in finding out what students, staff, children, young people and their parents want the education system to look like over the next 30 years. Jacinda Ardern added that if the government is going to improve education to meet the needs of...

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Members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) have told MPs they welcome government plans to change employment law. In a submission to the Education and Workforce Select Committee, the TEU said proposed amendments to the Employment Relations Agreement Act were a first step in addressing the imbalance between working people and employers. The changes, the TEU said, will also reverse the poor policy and legislative decisions by the...

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Plans announced today by the management of Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology to cut jobs because the institution did not meet narrow funding metrics is further evidence that the current tertiary education funding model is broken and failing to meet the needs of local communities. Dr. Leon Fourie, Chief Executive of Toi-Ohomai, notified staff today of his intention to “adjust” 18.4 full-time equivalent teaching roles across the...

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The Tertiary Education Union has launched a new toolkit to tackle the problems holding back so many wāhine in Aotearoa New Zealand. Launched on International Women’s Day, the Gender Equity Toolkit will help people question unconscious bias in their workplace, to raise awareness of the disparities around them, and to support people in negotiating changes to employment agreements that will help address the gender pay imbalance and...

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The Tertiary Education Union is asking staff working in tertiary education to keep a look out for a forthcoming survey about what it’s like to work in the sector. The State of the tertiary education sector survey 2018 will provide a wide range of information about staff’s day to day experience of working in the sector, their workloads and wellbeing. Data from the survey will be presented to the government to inform their education...

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