Posts by TEU


AUT strike Union members at the Auckland University of Technology have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action in regard to their collective negotiations that have so far seen management not agreeing to their salary claims. The claims include a 3% increase and that the lowest paid staff members should be paid the Living Wage. Tertiary Education Union (TEU) members are asking for a 3 percent boost in pay for all staff...

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Tertiary Education Union (TEU) national president Sandra Grey and NZ Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) president Jonathan Gee today welcomed a new amendment to the Education Amendment Bill tabled by Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick that, if passed, will increase student and staff representation on tertiary education councils. “It is vital that MPs vote to pass this amendment and restore a strong voice for student and staff on tertiary...

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The Education Amendment Bill returns to Parliament shortly. Currently, the Bill will give students and staff one seat each on all tertiary education institution councils – reversing National’s decision to remove these seats, therefore excluding us from decision-making at our institution. Green Party tertiary education spokesperson, Chlöe Swarbrick, has tabled an amendment that, if passed would change the law to requires all councils...

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Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to formally dissolve the combined council of WelTec and Whitireia and appoint a commissioner in its place is a clear sign that New Zealanders cannot afford for the current model of tertiary education provision to continue any longer, and that change is an urgent priority, the Tertiary Education Union said. Taking effect yesterday, the new commissioner Dr. Neil Barnes’ appointment highlights...

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Sharn Riggs, national secretary of the Tertiary Education Union, responds to a recent article by the chair of Universities New Zealand, Stuart McCutcheon, and reminds all vice-chancellors of their responsibility to improve tertiary education and enrich the contribution our public institutions make to society. Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon wrote recently that a loss of institutional autonomy was a possible consequence for any...

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