Six campaigns on the go.

TEU is pressing ahead with mahi to progress six key campaigns in 2024. A key priority is campaigning and negotiating for pay and conditions in the university and polytechnic sectors with collective agreements at all institutions up for renewal. Alongside this is the progression of our gender pay equity claims for underpaid library and administration staff in the university sector.

In addition, we are campaigning to oppose government attacks on workers’ rights; fight for better funding and academic freedom for our sector; and ensure we are all doing the right thing by the environment.

TEU university branch presidents and activists came together in Pōneke | Wellington last week to talk about continuing the coordinated and unified approach that was successful in 2022 when all 8 universities took strike action together and drew national attention to poor funding.

It was confirmed that this approach would continue in 2024, starting with a common set of TEU claims for the negotiations and a plan of action. Both will be presented to members for endorsement at meetings in May.

A similar meeting will take place for Te Pūkegna branch presidents and activists on Wednesday this week to continue to discuss the renewal of the collective agreement, which covers 2500 members.

All members who wish to take an active involvement in any of our campaigns are encouraged to contact their local branch president or organiser.