Media releases


Following successful strike action, members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have voted to accept an improved offer from the employer that will remove all pay rates below the Living Wage and boost pay by 3 per cent for all staff that are part of the AUT Collective Agreements. The improved offer is the result of staff as part of the university community standing together to ensure...

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Although welcoming the progress of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (ERAB) in Parliament this week as a first step in addressing the imbalance between working people and employers, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Labour and New Zealand First to commit to further changes ahead of the next election. “MPs took a step forward this week, which is welcome. However we are still a long way from the changes we need to...

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TEU reiterates vital importance of protecting academic freedom The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa (TEU) has reiterated the vital importance of protecting academic freedom and the right of academics to conduct research and disseminate and publish the results. TEU Deputy Secretary Nanette Cormack said: “It is vitally important to protect academic freedom and the right of academics to conduct research and...

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A new report launched today by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) calls on Education Minister Chris Hipkins to restore a decade of lost tertiary education funding to at least 2.7 per cent of GDP by 2021, and to replace National’s failed market model with a public good, quality education model (1,2,3). Government funding of tertiary education was effectively frozen by National as an austerity...

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The Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford has been told by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) to come clean about his plans for the future of the university after all staff were sent an email yesterday inviting them to apply for voluntary redundancy. The TEU has also sought a meeting with him to discuss this. Coming as a surprise to both staff and the TEU, any staff member who has 15 years...

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Whitireia and WelTec Merger

Whitireia and WelTec Merger


Posted By on Nov 6, 2018

CE and Commissioner must listen to staff and make regional needs a priority in proposed merger of Whitireia and WelTec The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Chief Executive Chris Gosling and Commissioner Neil Barnes to take seriously the views of staff and students affected by their proposal to merge Whitireia with WelTec, which includes closing the Kapiti campus, and to make their distinctive local and regional needs a...

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