Pay Equity information hubs this week.

University employers have written to all staff, union and non-union, who may be covered by Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union’s multi-employer and multi-union pay equity claims for low paid library, clerical, and administration workers in the university sector. The claims were raised with union partners TIASA and PSA (see full claims here). The final scope of roles covered by any settlement achieved will be confirmed once data about the nature of work in these occupational areas has been collected.

Aimee Lowe, a Library Assistant at Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University has been involved in the team of TEU members getting the claims this far. Her message to everyone covered by the claims is “like many of you, I love my work and I love my university. It is great that the universities and our union is on the path to valuing low paid library, clerical and administration workers properly. We all deserve better pay and the best settlement possible will be achieved when all staff covered by the claims get involved.”

National Women’s Officer, Sarah Proctor-Thomson explains, “only workers in the claimant roles understand what their jobs’ entail, so it’s important that as many library and clerical administration workers as possible know what is going on and are well prepared to explain what they do. Being part of the TEU means that members will receive regular up-dates and have opportunities to ensure that their work is fully understood by the claim team.”

“TEU Branch Pay Equity Teams are running information hubs over the next fortnight where members and their non-union colleagues can come along to ask any questions they might have about the claims. Look out for the details about the information hubs at your university. All are welcome!”