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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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Dr. Sarah Proctor-Thomson, a programme coordinator at NMIT, the Tertiary Education Union’s women’s vice-president, and one of the lead researchers behind the forthcoming State of the Sector survey reflects on International Women’s Day and what it’s like for women working in the sector. The level of work-life conflict faced by women in tertiary education, coupled with the hard path to career development, were high on my mind when I got...

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The future of work is in our hands

The future of work is in our hands


Posted By on Mar 15, 2019

Sharn Riggs, national secretary of the Tertiary Education Union, considers what the government’s proposed reform of vocational education means for work and emphasises the need for high-quality permanent jobs. With a great deal of change ahead, one of the priorities for this government is to think about what the future of work might be like for all us. However, the trouble is, this same government is also presiding over a tertiary...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 22 No 2 The Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins must ensure his proposed reform of the vocational education sector protect public provision for future generations of learners, the Tertiary Education Union has said. Minister Hipkins recently opened for consultation some major proposals to change the future of vocational education in New Zealand. One of the most welcome of these is the commitment to end the...

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Whole of sector forum on the horizon

Whole of sector forum on the horizon


Posted By on Mar 1, 2019

The Tertiary Education Union is again bringing together staff, students, business, industry trainers, sector leaders and policy makers to discuss the future of tertiary education. Education Minister Chris Hipkins will address the next Voices of Tertiary Education forum in March at the University of Waikato. A partnership between the Tertiary Education Union (TEU), the University of Waikato and the New Zealand Union of Student...

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