It’s time to vote!.
Sept. 28, 2022
Hau Taki Haere | Tertiary Update Vol 26, No 18
It’s a big week for Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union, with as many as 7,000 members – two thirds of the entire membership of the TEU – eligible to participate in strike ballots. The votes are taking place at all eight of Aotearoa’s universities.
Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union is encouraging all eligible members to cast their vote.
All financial TEU members who are covered by one of the 18 collective agreements currently being negotiated in the university sector are eligible to participate. If you are covered by one of these agreements and you have not received a ballot, you are encouraged to contact your branch organiser.
Eligible members will be asked to vote on whether or not they are “in favour of the strikes”. Strikes called at any given university at any given time will be determined by TEU national office in consultation with the local branch bargaining team.
TEU branch co-president at Massey University, Te Awatea Ward says “any strike vote is a collective democratic decision that will affect everyone and participation is an obligation all members have to one another. Please make your voice heard whether you support the potential strikes or not.”
Ward adds “When the votes are in, it will be absolutely critical that we all respect and honour whatever decision we collectively make.”
For general questions about the vote and the potential strike action, please contact your branch organiser. For any technical questions about the ballot please contact Rewa Wehipeihana.
Also in this update:
- TEU seeks tripartite talks – again
- Strike vote sparks more growth
- Lincoln on a roll!
- Talking about Te Pūkenga
Staff at all eight universities to vote on strike action in bid to secure 8% pay rise – Stuff
University staff to vote on strike action – TEU
Minister Hipkins’ meeting with the Tertiary Education Union – TEC
WelTec/Whitireia music closure a warning sign for creative arts – TEU