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From the National President
The start of another semester brings up feelings of both excitement and dread … Continue Reading ››
Massey University has started to consult on the composition of its new council. Its consultation document proposes one elected academic staff representative, one elected general staff representative and one elected student representative.
Meanwhile TEU and NZUSA have collaborated with ActionStation to launch a nationwide online ‘sign-and-click’ submission campaign at Continue Reading ››
Prime Minister John Key used a pre-budget announcement to confirm that the government will spend another $80 million over four years on Callaghan Innovation’s project to encourage more private sector research and development.
Key says the funding is equivalent to a 14 percent increase in research and development spending.
However Green Party co-leader Russell Norman says … Continue Reading ››
Health watchdogs are criticising a controversial loyalty card that recipients can use to pay off a portion of their student loan.
The Feejoa card enables participants get up to 5 percent of the amount they spend at participating businesses off their student loans. The problem is that eight of the nine business signed up are … Continue Reading ››
You may remember that Tertiary Update has covered an ongoing written debate in parliament between Labour’s tertiary education spokesperson David Cunliffe and the tertiary education minister Steven Joyce over what an appropriate level of pay is for academic staff at wānanga, polytechnics and universities.
When we last left … Continue Reading ››
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Four of New Zealand’s universities, Auckland, AUT, Massey and Canterbury, need to talk publicly to the government now so they are not short of cash when the finance minister allocates the Vote Tertiary Education budget. Just weeks after this year’s budget thousands of university staff will enter collective employment negotiations.
TEU … Continue Reading ››
Students are in danger of losing an important national voice if they do not support their national union NZUSA says TEU president Sandra Grey.
NZUSA is struggling to survive after students’ associations at two big universities gave notice that they intend to withdraw from NZUSA. Victoria and Otago university students’ associations have said they will leave … Continue Reading ››
Years of funding cuts, low pay rises and constant reviews and restructuring at polytechnics need to end says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs.
Eight polytechnics are currently negotiating new collective agreements or will start negotiations soon. They include NMIT, Wintec, Open Polytechnic, Otago, NorhTec, Aoraki and SIT.
Riggs says all those people deserve a decent pay rise … Continue Reading ››
The discussion continues between Labour’s tertiary education spokesperson David Cunliffe and tertiary education minister Steven Joyce over how much pay tertiary education academics deserve.
At the beginning of the month Cunliffe delivered Joyce a series of written questions asking how much he believes good academics deserve to be paid.
Joyce responded last week saying it … Continue Reading ››
TEU leaders James Houkāmau and Sandra Grey are condemning the Western Australian government’s plan to force the closure of Aboriginal communities.
Aboriginal leaders from the Australian National Tertiary Education Union Celeste Liddle and Terry Mason told TEU’s Hui-ā-Motu that Western Australia plans to close up to 150 remote communities and cut funding for services to the … Continue Reading ››
Remember back in the 2008 election, the National Party set itself a target of wage parity with Australia by 2025? In his latest economic bulletin CTU economist Bill Rosenberg has taken a close look at how the government is progressing towards that target.
With Australia now not doing as well economically as it was (not … Continue Reading ››
Photos from TEU Hui-ā-Motu, 27-29 March, Unitec Marae.
Australia’s PM said Australia should not ‘subsidise lifestyle choices’ of Indigenous communities living in remote rural areas. The government of Western Australia is proposing the “closure” of up to 150 remote communities and cutting funding for services to the Aboriginal people who live in those communities. Continue Reading ››
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