Hau Taki Haere | Tertiary Update Vol 24, No 20

The Tertiary Education Union | Te Hautū Kahurangi (TEU) congratulates both the Labour Party and the Green Party on their successful election campaigns and are hopeful the clear mandate afforded to Labour sees renewed efforts to create a strong public tertiary education sector – to help Aotearoa build back better.

In the months building up to the election, TEU members took action and made their voice heard in support of our TEU General Election 2020 pledges to keep tertiary education public and to ensure equitable workplaces in our sector.

Our TEU General Election scorecard showed both the Green Party and Labour as leading the way in committing to our ‘tight 5’ pledges of:

• A new funding model

• Increased funding

• Removal of unnecessary auditing measures

• Paying a Living Wage

• Addressing inequality.

The 2020 Election may be over, but the need to address our 5 key priorities remains. It is only through a well-funded, equitable model of tertiary education, free from the cumbersome and costly restraints of unnecessary auditing measures, that we can realise the objectives set-out in the Tertiary Education Strategy 2020-2025, and well into the future.

TEU will continue to campaign on these key pledges in pursuit of keeping quality tertiary education public, and ensuring equitable workplaces across our sector.

Also in this update:

Voices of Tertiary Education – Internationalisation Forum

There are many alternatives: Threats of job losses require proper consultation

Union membership up as staff turn to TEU during uncertainty

TEU elects Jael Reiri as new Women’s Vice-President

Julie Douglas to continue as TEU Industrial and Professional Vice-President

Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week

Other News:

Government without a handbrake should be able to move faster- CTU

Real action and real rights needed for working class - Stuff

Communities Will Suffer if Privatisation Plans Go Ahead - TEU

Return of International Students Gives Pause for Thought - TEU

Polytech offered no guarantees on staffing - ODT

Research led COVID recovery mooted - RNZ

Science staff on the chopping block in Massey restructure - Stuff