Posts by TEU


Following the news yesterday that people working at the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture could be forced to go without pay, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) called on the Minister to step in immediately to support those affected and their families.  “It is simply not right that the people who commit their working lives to teaching others the skills we so desperately need, in one of the most important sectors to the New Zealand...

Read More

Confirmation today that the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture [1] is to be liquidated proves that the tertiary education sector needs urgent reform – and that the tens of thousands of people that dedicate their working lives to teaching others need to be better supported when government policy fails so demonstrably. Education Minister Chris Hipkins, Finance Minister Grant Robertson, and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor must...

Read More

HealthCarePlus Newsletter Summer 2018


Posted By on Dec 5, 2018

HealthCarePlus is a not-for-profit incorporated society that assists participating union members and their families access to competitive health cover. Read the latest HealthCarePlus newsletter...

Read More

Education Minister Chris Hipkins must increase tertiary education funding to at least 2.7 per cent of GDP by 2021, according to a report published last week by the Tertiary Education Union. The report presents the views of hundreds of people working in the sector, from which it makes a series of recommendations for reform of the funding model for tertiary education. Recommendations include scrapping all competitive funding,...

Read More

The Tertiary Education Union will shortly publish a paper making clear its bottom lines when it comes to reform of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs). The paper will outline what will need to happen if the Minister decides, as expected, to consolidate the sector and establish a much smaller number of polytechnics. Education Minister Chris Hipkins told Parliament recently that he intends to take a paper to Cabinet by the...

Read More