We are a movement of people working collectively to defend and promote quality public tertiary education that is accessible to all. We work together to address a wide range of issues affecting staff because our conditions of work are students’ conditions of learning.
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TEU is a democratically organised union with representatives elected nationally and locally.
Our annual conference, council, and national committees lead the national work-plan; our branches lead activism locally; and our networks – U35, Te Uepū, Rainbow, Womens, and Pasifika – ensure strong representation across our union.
Our highly trained staff in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin regularly visit every site, lead our collective agreement negotiations, and support members as required.
TEU is committed to advancing strong Te Tiriti o Waitangi relationships that will leave no-one behind; create spaces where all people can fully participate, are fairly represented, and that foster good relationships between people.