Join TEU.

Stronger Together: Tātou, tātou e.

Together we are a stronger voice for all tertiary education workers and the important role we play for students, iwi, community, and employers.

TEU is for everyone who works in tertiary education, including universities, polytechnics, wānanga and private training institutions, REAPs and OTEPs. We are a democratic organisation and we stand up together for what we believe in.


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Why join TEU?

  • For wages that let everyone thrive, and workloads that let us spend time with families and friends

  • For secure jobs, proper professional development, and building respectful workplaces

  • For quality teaching, learning, and student support that transforms lives

  • For workplaces where we can work together on research and innovation that changes the world


Becoming a member

Learn more about the benefits and costs of joining TEU.


"The union has always been part of my life. I have the confidence that TEU is there to support me and I do not have to stand alone to ensure my working conditions are safe and reasonable and remuneration is fair."

Colleen De Vore, UCOL


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Join TEU today

Together we are a stronger voice for all tertiary education workers and the important role we play for students, iwi, community, and employers.