Posts by TEU


New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations National President James Ranstead argues student voice is crucial in the Reform of Vocational Education Submissions received by the Government during the consultation period  for the Reform of Vocational Education point to a fragmented education and training system. Currently it is difficult for organisations to collaborate and hard for learners to move between or combine on-the-job and...

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Ghostwriitng Unacceptable says TEU


Posted By on May 16, 2019

  Press Release Friday 16 May 2019   Ghostwriting must be taken seriously, says TEU ‘Cheating by university students paying ‘ghostwriters’ to write essays for them is totally unacceptable and requires a nationally co-ordinated response’, says the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union. TEU National President Michael Gilchrist says ‘Unfortunately the news that this problem is extensive and possibly growing is a further symptom of the...

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International Support Personnel Day


Posted By on May 16, 2019

International Support Personnel Day With trade unions across the world, we are standing up as members of Education International to mark International Support Personnel Day. The General Secretary of Education International David Edwards’ message to mark this special day speaks to importance of recognising the work of support staff and of working as trade unions to improve the working conditions and pay of general, allied, and...

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Rotuman Language Week 12 – 19 May 2019

Rotuman Language Week 12 – 19 May 2019


Posted By on May 14, 2019

Rotuman bisikete: reactivating forgotten words By Mere Taito, Waikato University I moved to New Zealand in 2007.  Crossing a sea does strange things to the language factory that lives inside your head. Your mother tongue machines start oiling themselves and sparking back to life – what were they doing while you were back in Fiji? Before you know it, you are wincing at the United Nation’s endangered classification of your mother...

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Money for Reform Vocational Education


Posted By on May 14, 2019

          The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi welcomes the pre-budget announcement of $197 million for the reform of vocational education saying it’s a step in the right direction. President Michael Gilchrist says TEU has been working hard alongside Labour to ensure that in the long term students and communities have access to quality on-job and on-campus courses. “The training of plumbers, nurses, social workers,...

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