Lincoln cuts jobs to woo suitor


Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 40 Lincoln University plans to cut over 50 people’s jobs, including 17 at its Telford campus. The university is trying to cut nearly $5 million. It is considering transferring its Telford campus to another provider and is investigating partnerships to “gain economies of scale and scope”…

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Earthquakes close many institutions


Earthquakes in the northern parts of the South Island, followed by floods in some areas, meant many tertiary institutions spend part of this week closed. Christchurch’s institutions were largely unaffected with the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and most of Ara Institute of Canterbury all remaining open. However, Wellington’s institutions,…

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Global campaign to free Iranian union leader


Education International wants TEU members to protest the unwarranted six-year jail sentence imposed on Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association. Education International (EI) has informed the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran that the charges, including one for “assembling and colluding against national security”, are…

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Labour’s flawed Future of Work plan


Labour does not understand how to get young people into work, says TEU president Sandra Grey. The Labour Party made a suite of policy announcements this week including a plan proposing that young people unemployed for more than six months would be paid to do community or environmental work at…

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NMIT members call for end to arms expo

Helen Childs NMIT

TEU will take a stance against the multinational arms trade industry next week, following a resolution from Nelson member Helen Childs. Childs, from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, led a call at TEU’s conference this week for TEU to oppose New Zealand’s annual defence industry conference and arms expo next…

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