University of Waikato


Cutting the frontline harms students

Cutting the frontline harms students


Posted By on Apr 26, 2019

Press Release Friday 26 April 2019 Restructuring at the University of Waikato will affect more than the 50 people whose jobs are under a cloud says the Tertiary Education Union. “This shake up in the end will impact on the quality of the experience of students and the engagement with the community and employers” says TEU organiser Shane Vugler. University management are currently consulting on restructuring of administration and...

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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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Plans to contract out the functions of Waikato Pathways College could put jobs at risk. The college, based at the university campus in Hamilton, offers university preparation courses, and foundation and English language programmes, and recruits international students. Management at the University of Waikato announced last week its intention to hand over the running of the college to a private provider, the second time it has attempted...

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Pressure is mounting to save three jobs at the University of Waikato’s Conservatorium of Music following a protest by staff, students and members of the local community. More than two hundred protesters came together on Tuesday morning to tell the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Neil Quigley that cutting jobs risked damaging Hamilton’s reputation as the home of a much loved, thriving and community-focused performing arts scene. Quigley was...

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Proposed cuts to the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) will jeopardise the study options available to current and future students, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Neil Quigley, was told on Tuesday at a rally attended by staff and students. The VC plans to cut seventeen teaching jobs from music, religious studies, political science and public policy, screen and media, history, linguistics and women,...

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Staff and students at the University of Waikato have come together to campaign to save the arts and social sciences, as bosses press ahead with plans to cut 17 jobs. Save Waikato’s ASS launched this week by staff responds to a proposed shake up of the university’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) that jeopardises the study options available to current and future students in the Waikato region. History, political science,...

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