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The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union – Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa


National is trying to change the law to require Ministers to give the exact same funding to profit-driven firms as tertiary education institutions established to serve the public good. Subsidising private companies with public funds intended for polytechnics, universities and wānanga could see public institutions and local communities lose out to overseas companies that prioritise profit over education. Sign up to help make sure...

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National is trying to change the law to require Ministers to give the exact same funding to profit-driven firms as tertiary education institutions established to serve the public good. Subsidising private companies with public funds intended for polytechnics, universities and wānanga could see public institutions and local communities lose out to companies that prioritise profit over education. Sign up to find out how you can help the...

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National is trying to change the law to require Ministers to give the exact same funding to profit-driven firms as tertiary education institutions established to serve the public good. Subsidising private companies with public funds intended for polytechnics, universities and wānanga could see public institutions and local communities lose out to companies that prioritise profit over education. Sign up to find out how you can help the...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 14 For-profit tertiary education providers may continue to let down students if a law change proposed by the Tertiary Education Minister, Paul Goldsmith, goes ahead, the TEU has warned. The warning follows news that one of New Zealand’s largest for-profit tertiary education providers for international students repeatedly failed to meet minimum educational standards, raising doubts about whether many of its...

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For people working in the aged residential, disability and home support sectors, gender biased low wages should be a thing of the past, the TEU said following a landmark decision to settle an equal pay case. The proposed equal pay settlement will make a huge difference to 55,000 mainly female caregivers and is a significant step towards addressing gender inequality in New Zealand. Care and support workers will see their pay lift to...

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University of Otago management could be about to propose a major shake-up of the way general staff work at the university, once the results of a support services review currently underway are known. It is widely expected that the review, which started in 2015, will recommend services are shared across the whole institution rather than replicated in separate departments. The job losses that are likely to result follow cuts made to the...

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March for Science events will take place across New Zealand on Saturday 22 April and the TEU is encouraging everyone to take part. The New Zealand March for Science events have been organised to coincide with more than 500 separate demonstrations that will celebrate the positive impact science makes to the lives of people around the world. Sandra Grey, TEU national president, said “the marches are an important opportunity for people...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 13 Future generations of students could miss out on tertiary education altogether if a planned law change goes ahead, Sandra Grey, TEU national president, will tell parents and educators at the annual general meeting of the Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC). Grey will tell QPEC that the choices students make regarding what to study could be restricted to the most profitable courses and locations under...

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Tertiary Update readers are asked to support those affected by the floods in Edgecumbe, Whakatāne and the surrounding area by donating to a dedicated fund set up by the TEU to help with relief activities. Donations can be made to the following TEU account named Emergency Relief Fund 38-9008-0493736-13. The fund will be used to help the local Whare Wānanga supply much needed food, clothing and bedding to the community. Massive flooding...

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Kiwis prepare to march for science

Kiwis prepare to march for science


Posted By on Apr 13, 2017

People across New Zealand will come together on 22 April to defend the vital role of science in democratic decision-making. Marches will be held in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. More information about what is happening across the country can be found on the organisers’ Facebook page. The marches in New Zealand will be the first of more than 500 separate demonstrations planned across the...

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Proposed cuts to the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) will jeopardise the study options available to current and future students, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Neil Quigley, was told on Tuesday at a rally attended by staff and students. The VC plans to cut seventeen teaching jobs from music, religious studies, political science and public policy, screen and media, history, linguistics and women,...

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The Ministry of Education has agreed to progress a pay equity claim for education support workers, following mediation talks on Monday. The talks are the latest stage in a long running campaign for education support workers to be paid the same as their male counterparts. Education support workers earn $16-19 an hour for their work with vulnerable children – around $6 an hour less than men in similar jobs. Monday’s talks were first to...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 12 Tertiary education staff fear speaking out about issues happening in their institutions, yet in comments earlier this week, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Paul Goldsmith, chose to ignore the problem. Goldsmith was responding to recent media coverage about free speech on university campuses following publication of open letter signed by 27 high-profile New Zealanders. The letter came one week after...

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Staff and students at the University of Waikato have come together to campaign to save the arts and social sciences, as bosses press ahead with plans to cut 17 jobs. Save Waikato’s ASS launched this week by staff responds to a proposed shake up of the university’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) that jeopardises the study options available to current and future students in the Waikato region. History, political science,...

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