The Minister of Education has told his Cabinet colleagues in a paper about the future of institutes of technology and poytechnics our collective agreements are not flexible enough – that they stop us from working longer hours and are a barrier to ITP bosses wanting to reduce staff costs. The Minister used this argument to persuade his colleagues that ITPs should be allowed to renegotiate our conditions of work so staff can be used “more efficiently.”
This it at a time when the Prime Minister to trying to listen to students, staff, parents, iwi and local communities want from education before her government starts changing the way we work and study.
Please use the template below to contribute to our letter to the Prime Minister reminding her that our conditions work are students’ conditions of learning. Keep comments short and polite – and don’t worry about completing every section if you do not want to.
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