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Next week, staff, students, business, industry trainers, sector leaders and policy makers will come together at forum to discuss the future of tertiary education. Education Minister Chris Hipkins will address the forum that is taking place at the University of Waikato on Friday 22 March. With the consultation on the future of the vocational education sector set to close the following week, work underway on the next Tertiary Education...

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Massey University, the Tertiary Education Union, and Women@Massey hosted a morning tea on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day and launch the updated report on pay and employment equity at the University. Massey University is the only University in New Zealand to have conducted a full pay and employment equity (PaEE) review in conjunction with the Tertiary Education Union in 2009. The PaEE Implementation Group maintains...

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Dr. Sarah Proctor-Thomson, a programme coordinator at NMIT, the Tertiary Education Union’s women’s vice-president, and one of the lead researchers behind the forthcoming State of the Sector survey reflects on International Women’s Day and what it’s like for women working in the sector. The level of work-life conflict faced by women in tertiary education, coupled with the hard path to career development, were high on my mind when I got...

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Whole of sector forum on the horizon

Whole of sector forum on the horizon


Posted By on Mar 1, 2019

The Tertiary Education Union is again bringing together staff, students, business, industry trainers, sector leaders and policy makers to discuss the future of tertiary education. Education Minister Chris Hipkins will address the next Voices of Tertiary Education forum in March at the University of Waikato. A partnership between the Tertiary Education Union (TEU), the University of Waikato and the New Zealand Union of Student...

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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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