Hau Taki Haere | Tertiary Update Vol 25, No 6

Over 2-4 May, more than 120 members and staff will meet in Wellington for the TEU Annual Conference 2021 in Wellington.

The theme for Conference is Tātou, tātou e – Collective strength, shared purpose, and is the union’s largest kanohi ki te kanohi meeting in two years – after a period which has so often  kept members apart.

On Sunday 2 May, Te Uepū will meet for hui, before the TEU Annual Conference kicks-off with TEU tumu whakarae | national president Tina Smith’s address to Conference, followed by a session and workshops on Te Tiriti o Waitangi. TEU national secretary Sandra Grey will then present the 2021 annual report before the day wraps-up with the Conference AGM.

Day two will see meetings of TEU networks and caucuses, and a number of workshops held covering issues of gender pay equity; secure work; climate change and sustainability, and; talking funding with TEC.

According to TEU tumu whakarae | national president Tina Smith, TEU’s Te Uepū hui and Annual Conference marks three days of mahi, debate, celebrating and fun, and planning for TEU representative from across the motu,

‘Our Annual Conference provides members an opportunity to both create new ideas and re-commit to our shared vision and kaupapa, while planning for our mahi as a union. This year will see members participating in workshops focussed on core issues impacting not only TEU members, but staff, students, communities and tertiary education institutions across Aotearoa New Zealand'.

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