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Male scientists received the overwhelming majority of research grants in engineering, health, and medicine over the past decade, according to research from the University of Technology in Sydney. The gender imbalance in funding undermines women’s academic work because most recipients chose to work in male-only teams, the study says. This exclusion can have a lasting impact on women researchers. For new scientists, joining a...

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One year to make equal pay law a reality

One year to make equal pay law a reality


Posted By on Nov 16, 2017

A new campaign launched this week by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is calling on the new government to legislate for equal pay within one year. The campaign was launched on Tuesday, the same day that most women across New Zealand effectively start working for free for the remainder of the year because of the gender pay imbalance. It follows the news earlier in the month that the new government had moved quickly to scrap the...

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The new government reaffirmed its commitment to making sure women are paid fairly for the work they do by moving quickly to scrap National’s flawed Equal Pay and Pay Equity Bill. The Bill was introduced by National shortly before the election and would have put serious obstacles in the way of women making claims to achieve genuine equal pay. It also failed to fully incorporate the pay equity Principles a Joint Working Group of...

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The new government has moved quickly to scrap National’s flawed Equal Pay and Pay Equity Bill, a decision that was welcomed by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) as a positive step towards making sure women are paid fairly for the work they do. All three government parties opposed the Bill in the last Parliament and today the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter...

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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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