Nationwide paid union meetings to demand a properly funded tertiary education sector.

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union has advised employers of a two-hour paid union meeting that will occur on every major TEU worksite at 11am on Thursday September 14.

The meetings aim to bring the Aotearoa tertiary education sector together to discuss funding with politicians and sector leaders in the run-up to the general election.

Tumu Whakarae | National President Dr Julie Douglas says, “this unified day of action will ensure that the needs of our sector will remain firmly on the political agenda.”

“Poor investment is leading to lost opportunities, job cuts, and harm to communities. Fewer jobs mean overworked and undervalued staff who are less able to serve learners or communities, let alone the economy.”

“We’ll be asking invited candidates and Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to publicly commit to funding of tertiary education that’s reflective of increasing costs, and for a mandated staff voice in government and institutional decisions about the future of the tertiary education sector.”

“Only by standing as one can staff deliver what Aotearoa New Zealand needs – strong education and training opportunities for all. We’ll be encouraging all of our members and their colleagues to vote for tertiary education at this year’s general election.”

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