Stand up for our tertiary institutions!

Aotearoa’s tertiary education sector has been underfunded for decades. Government funding has not kept pace with inflation and institutions are not investing enough of their expenditure in staff. As a result, staff at some institutions continue to face job and subject cuts.

So far in 2024 there have been 101 FTE (full time equivalent) jobs lost in our sector. These cuts represent courses and services lost forever. They have been spread across Massey University, Weltec/Whitireia, EIT, the University of Auckland, and the University of Waikato.

We are asking the Government to urgently provide tertiary institutions with the funds to stop impending job cuts, and for Vice Chancellors to prioritise their staff.

Talk to your branch committee about getting involved with local campaigns to save jobs at your institution.