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Tertiary Update – Vol 22 No 3 Michael Gilchrist, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, considers what impact ongoing change in the vocational education system could have on the Minister’s planned reforms, and the role of the proposed new Industry Skills Bodies. New Zealand’s current vocational education and training system needs to change. There is broad agreement about that. We know that because we have been...

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Next week, staff, students, business, industry trainers, sector leaders and policy makers will come together at forum to discuss the future of tertiary education. Education Minister Chris Hipkins will address the forum that is taking place at the University of Waikato on Friday 22 March. With the consultation on the future of the vocational education sector set to close the following week, work underway on the next Tertiary Education...

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Restore post-grad allowances urgently

Restore post-grad allowances urgently


Posted By on Mar 15, 2019

The New Zealand Union of Student Associations has launched a campaign calling on Education Minister, Chris Hipkins to fulfil an election promise and restore postgraduate student allowances. Until 2013, eligible postgraduate students received a grant of up to $240 a week, but that was scrapped by the previous National-led government. Labour, along with the Greens and New Zealand First, pledged to restore the postgraduate allowance...

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Massey University, the Tertiary Education Union, and Women@Massey hosted a morning tea on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day and launch the updated report on pay and employment equity at the University. Massey University is the only University in New Zealand to have conducted a full pay and employment equity (PaEE) review in conjunction with the Tertiary Education Union in 2009. The PaEE Implementation Group maintains...

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Living Wage at Vic campaign relaunch

Living Wage at Vic campaign relaunch


Posted By on Mar 15, 2019

Entering its fourth year, the Living Wage for Vic campaign has been relaunched at the Victoria University of Wellington. To date, Living Wage for Vic has brought huge numbers of people together to demand the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Grant Guilford pay all staff enough to be able to live on and provide for their families. Most recently, a student-led stall set up for three days during Orientation Week collected the signatures of...

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