Tertiary Update


Tertiary Update – Vol 23 No 7 Police are investigating a series of racist messages posted on an unofficial University of Auckland social media page, as staff and students vow to continue fighting racism, hate, and discrimination. With recent news highlighting instances of racism and a white supremacist movement at the University of Auckland, the Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi (TEU) urges university leadership to take the...

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Impact of insecure work being researched

Impact of insecure work being researched


Posted By on May 24, 2019

Massey School of Management doctoral researcher/assistant lecturer and TEU U35 Branch representative Zoë Port is undertaking research on non-standard workers and wellbeing. Research is scarce in New Zealand on non-standard workers who hold more than one job, but internationally, research suggests that those in the education sector are often more likely to hold multiple jobs. According to Zoe, “I want to understand how these workers...

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TEU Branch President Southern Institute of Technology and tutor of Environment Management Anna Palliser has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to research urban food security and food sovereignty. The Fulbright Scholarship will see Palliser travel to Providence, Rhode Island, conducting her research from the Johnson and Wales University over four months later this year. The scholarship provides Anna the opportunity to further her...

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On Friday 17 May, TEU joined organisations around Aotearoa in celebrating Pink Shirt Day and those marking the International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia, and Transphobia, to call for an end to bullying and discrimination in tertiary education workplaces. This year, Pink Shirt Day held significance for TEU members and tertiary education institutions across the country, as it came a few weeks after the release of the TEU...

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Living Wage at Vic – a coalition of student, staff, and communities members – held its second Living Wage Day at Victoria University of Wellington on Wednesday, 22 May. Students, staff, and community members gathered to highlight the fact that cleaners, tutors, and research assistants are amongst those who are paid below the Living Wage at Victoria University of Wellington and again demand Professor Grant Guilford pay a Living...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 23 No 6 This week Tertiary Update reviews the major speeches of the 2019 Annual Conference so that all members have a chance to engage with our largest democratic meeting. With 200 delegates, guests, and staff in attendance the conference was our biggest yet. Address of the National President, Michael Gilchrist, to TEU’s 2019 Conference. The TEU Annual Conference 2019 this week marks our tenth year together, and...

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