Māori


TEU is committed to safeguarding of the rights of Māori members, te uepū, and meeting of the union’s responsibilities to wider Māori communities through the promotion of and adherence to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In particular we support Māori tertiary education staff to achieve their objectives within the union, tertiary and further education and training institutions, the union movement, and the wider community.

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  • RIP performance-linked funding

    Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 20 For years union members have worked together to change the way the tertiary education sector is funded. Earlier this week, the government agreed with what students ...

  • TEU Kuia Whaea Kāterina Daniels retires

    The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi held a special retirement celebration in Wellington recently with Whaea Kāterina Daniels to acknowledge her decades of service to the union that she has been ...

  • Minister rejects stronger voice for students and staff

    Education Minister, Chris Hipkins last week led the government in a vote against proposals to give students and staff a stronger say in decisions affecting their place of study and work. During ...

  • At our wits end

    Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, shares some of her experience talking with staff about what the failed market experiment in tertiary education has meant for people’s ...

  • Māori women are now effectively working for free

    On 6 October Māori women effectively started working for free until 2019, because of the gender pay imbalance compared with the pay of men. Per hour of work, Māori women on average receive ...