Next year several new laws will come into force that will remove some of your rights. It is more important than ever that you protect your rights by being active in a strong union that can protect your rights. Rights affected by these law changes are:
For the tertiary education worker who has already got a partridge in a pear tree, and a pair of socks, here are other ten things they’ll be looking for. Sadly you will need to campaign for them rather than be gifted them.
A staff:student ratio of 1:19
Increases to student allowances to 40 percent of the average wage
A guest blog from University of Canterbury branch president Jack Heinemann[ref]Note: this blog is an individual TEU member's perspective and does not represent official TEU policy[/ref]:
Those who use surveys to measure goal achievement are obligated to provide evidence that –
accomplishment of the goal can be measured using surveys; and
Strong union membership at Taranaki’s WITT helped the polytechnic settle on new working conditions and pay. Within the space of two days last fortnight, union members were able to reach an agreement that includes a pay rise and no cuts to core conditions.
Two weeks ago, WITT was in collective agreement … Continue Reading ››
New Zealand’s largest private tertiary education company, Intueri, bought another PTE, Academy, last week and hopes to increase its revenue by an additional $5 million per year- almost exactly the amount of public funding that Academy currently receives from the government.
Tertiary Education Commission figures show that Academy received $4.5 million of public funding this year … Continue Reading ››
Australian senators refused to pass the Abbott Government’s radical changes to university funding. Australia’s National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) had campaigned strongly against the proposals and welcomed the decision. It said that the proposed funding cuts would have led to many ordinary Australian families abandoning their dreams of a university education.
NTEU national president, Jeannie Rea … Continue Reading ››
The OECD report on inequality and growth is a call for massive change in the way we invest in education - especially vocational education and training, says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs.
The report, which concludes that growing inequality is hurting economies around the world by hampering growth, also notes that … Continue Reading ››