TEU and ITF debate apprentice report

Tertiary Update Vol 18 No 8

A Ministry of Education report suggests industry training delivered apprenticeships are cheaper and more effective than managed apprenticeships delivered through polytechnics and institutes of technology. The Industry Training Federation (ITF) is welcoming the report but TEU says it has taken a narrow view of industry training and ignores the … Continue Reading ››

Māori jobs at risk of whitestreaming

Tertiary institutions are ‘whitestreaming’ Māori jobs and groups by rolling them into generic services, and TEU’s Hui-ā-Motu wants to know how widespread this practice is. Thirty TEU members are meeting at Hui-ā-Motu this weekend at Te Noho Kotahitanga, Unitec marae. TEU’s Tumu Āwhina Margaret Taurere says she identified this issue of whitestreaming - where specific Māori positions … Continue Reading ››

BoPP and Waiariki look at possible merger

Waiariki and Bay of Plenty polytechnics are ‘exploring options for further collaboration’ including a possible merger, chairs of the two institutions announced this week. Ian Turner, Chair of the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council said potential options for the collaboration range from maintaining the current approach, further collaborative development of academic programmes and sharing … Continue Reading ››

Campaign for democratic councils launches today

A national campaign to get one-third of seats for democratically elected staff and students on university and wānanga councils kicks off at Otago University today with a rally on the university's registry steps. NZUSA president Rory McCourt and TEU president Sandra Grey will both be speaking at the campaign launch. Rory McCourt says staff and students are the … Continue Reading ››

Performance pay adds to gender pay gap

Tertiary education institutions should abandon all performance pay systems because they are leaving women worse off says TEU women’s vice-president Cat Pausé. Pausé says there is evidence that performance pay contributes to the growing gender pay gap.
“Too many managers, whether knowingly or subconsciously, use their discretionary control over workers’ pay to reward men more than women.”
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Auckland, Lincoln universities reject one-third democracy

Tertiary Update Vol 18 No 6

Universities around the country are starting to make public their stance on how many staff and students should be on their university councils. The University of Auckland held meeting with staff this week where it is proposing a model of one academic staff member, one general staff member and one student. Meanwhile … Continue Reading ››