TEU welcomes new Staff.

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union has welcomed two new staff members in recent weeks. Ngaire Reedy has been our regional administrator in Kirikiriroa since late August, while Bronwyn Larkins started work as our new Te Pou Whirinaki | National Women’s Officer last week.

Ngaire came to TEU from an operations manager role for a fabric importer. She says working for the TEU has been a refreshing change and given her a newfound sense of collectively.

“It’s been an interesting journey. I have found everyone very open and happy to help, not just to find my place within the union but also to locate the union’s place in wider society. My favourite part of the job has been to see that everyone has a voice and plays a part in facilitating other people’s voices to be heard.”

“I have both witnessed and been a part of a lot or dynamic discussions where different opinions have been shared and I’ve been really inspired by the respect shown in these conversations.”

Bronwyn brings 29 years’ experience in the Australian union movement to her new role. At the top of her list of priorities is “to see the TEU’s pay equity case progressed and finalised, including compensation for members who have been disadvantaged by systematic patriarchy. I also want to see a sharp increase to female identified membership so that we can continue to progress the union’s goals.”

“I’m really looking forward to working with Māori, Pasifika, and female identified members living with disabilities so that we can close the gender pay gap and I want to grow support and allyship with the cis male TEU membership.”

Click here for more information on the TEU’s gender pay equity mahi.