Universities


Education Minister, Chris Hipkins is reminded today by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) that the success of his planned reform of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) will depend on the extraordinary skill, knowledge and experience of the people working and studying in the sector. In its report Changing Lives, published this afternoon, the TEU emphasises that staff conditions of work are student’s conditions of learning....

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The latest report from the State Services Commission (SSC) detailing how much leaders in the state sector are paid shows the income imbalance between the top and bottom is growing. For tertiary education institutions, the average pay increase for a chief executive or vice-chancellor was 1.7 per cent (when including job size increase). Whilst this was lower than the average increase across the state sector, it goes without saying that...

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Work underway on a new TES

Work underway on a new TES


Posted By on Jan 25, 2019

The Ministry of Education has got the ball rolling on developing the next Tertiary Education Strategy. Setting out the government’s long-term strategic vision for the sector, the current strategy expires at the end of the year, meaning a new one must be in place before then. The Tertiary Education Union will be working to make sure that as many people as possible studying and working across the sector are consulted on what’s in the...

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Education Minister Chris Hipkins must increase tertiary education funding to at least 2.7 per cent of GDP by 2021, according to a report published last week by the Tertiary Education Union. The report presents the views of hundreds of people working in the sector, from which it makes a series of recommendations for reform of the funding model for tertiary education. Recommendations include scrapping all competitive funding,...

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The Employment Relations Amendment Bill passed its second reading in Parliament this week, following which the Tertiary Education Union 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 ensure New Zealand is country that protects and enhances the right of people to come...

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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 recently inviting them to apply for voluntary redundancy. The TEU has sought a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor to discuss the email. Coming as a surprise to both staff and the TEU, any staff member...

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