Another big year ahead.

Hau Taki Haere | Tertiary Update Vol 27, No 1

At the outset of this, our first Tertiary Update of 2023, it’s important to acknowledge the ongoing damage and disruption caused by flooding in the upper North Island.

We know some of you will be struggling with overwhelming home and work pressure at the moment. We want to ensure you know that we are both thinking of you and here to help. Please contact your TEU organiser if you are having any difficulties around workload pressures and/or unreasonable instructions from your employer at this challenging time and we will do whatever we can to help.

While some institutions in the Auckland region are not fully closed this week, please remember if it is unsafe for you to travel to work you should write to your manager and copy in your TEU organiser.

We say it every January, but it’s time, yet again, to buckle up for another massive year for Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union as we continue to push the boundaries of what it’s possible to achieve in our sector.

In 2023, we’ll be building on our success over the past year – when we mobilised 7,000 members in the university sector to stand as one and push for better pay. We can’t let the momentum drop away. This year, in addition to continuing our nationwide campaign to support all our collective agreements that have not reached settlements, we will be stepping up our campaign for pay equity in the university sector.

Te Pūkenga members will be focussed on ensuring the transition to a nationwide network of vocational education provision that meets the aspirations of the charter and ensures provision of accessible, quality teaching and learning.

We also have a transformational rules review to complete and a critical general election, the outcome of which will have significant implications for the future of our sector.. All while we continue to battle illegal redundancies, represent our members on personal and professional workplace issues, and work towards a more secure future for our casual and fixed term members.

The hard work starts now!

Also in this update:

Other Stories:

Universities NZ has booked 400 seats on flights for international students – Newstalk ZB

Collective stymies AUT sacking plan – Waatea News

Chris Finlayson: Co-governance should be embraced — not feared – E-Tangata

Victory Again for TEU Members – TEU wins case in Employment Court – TEU