University of Otago


University bargaining underway

University bargaining underway


Posted By on May 24, 2018

Negotiations are underway concerning future pay and conditions for staff working under collective agreements at five universities. The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has initiated bargaining at the University of Otago, Lincoln University, the University of Canterbury, the University of Waikato and the Auckland University of Technology. TEU members at each institution will be negotiating collectively over the coming months for salaries...

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Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said. The TEU is calling on Vice-Chancellors to rethink the way they make decisions so our public universities can better deliver for the benefit of all New Zealanders. The call came after University of...

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University of Otago management has confirmed that eight people will lose their jobs as part of a shake-up of its mental health service. Staff were told last week that seven part-time counsellors and a health educator role will be replaced by three clinical psychologists and four new health and wellbeing counsellors. Each of the new roles will be full-time, a change the university said was necessary because of increased demand for...

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Management at the University of Otago has announced plans to shut down New Zealand’s only comprehensive bachelors to doctorate degree qualification in clothing and textiles science. The decision would severely undermine a valuable sector that draws world class talent to Otago, the Tertiary Education Union said. Learning and research opportunities at the Centre of Materials Science and Technology attract students from all over New...

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Plans announced by University of Otago management yesterday to shut down New Zealand’s only comprehensive bachelors to doctorate degree qualification in clothing and textiles science would severely undermine a valuable sector that draws world class talent to Otago, the Tertiary Education Union said. Learning and research opportunities at the Centre of Materials Science and Technology attract students from all over New Zealand and...

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Otago University confirms job cuts

Otago University confirms job cuts


Posted By on Oct 12, 2017

Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 30 The University of Otago confirmed today that 160 general staff positions will be cut as part of a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. The university announced this afternoon that it has decided to proceed with a shared services model, which will see services such as student advice and support from cut from individual departments and replaced with more...

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