TEU national president, Sandra Grey joined TEU members and students at AUT this week to call on the Vice-Chancellor to pay all staff at the institution a Living Wage.
Nearly one thousand students and staff signed a petition that will be presented to AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack as part of the bargaining process.
“Every person working at AUT makes a huge contribution to making the institution a great place to study, so it is only right the lowest paid staff and contract workers are paid the living wage. In last year’s bargaining good process was made but the job isn’t finished,” Irena Brorens, national industrial officer at the TEU said.
TEU members have voted to hold a stop work meeting at AUT next week on 3 October, ahead of the next bargaining meeting.
As part of collective negotiations with management of the institution, TEU members are asking for a 3 percent pay increase for the next year, but management has so far only offered a 1.4 percent salary increase, and want a two-year term with a 1.4 percent increase in each year.