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TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 30

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 1:45 pm | Association of University Staff

UC hires Aussie stock-exchange company to import students The University of Canterbury council yesterday agreed to engage with global private education provider Navitas Limited to establish an affiliated college on campus that will recruit and prepare ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 29

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 12:34 pm | Association of University Staff

Draper vs Francey presidential election starts next week One result is certain following the election for TEU’s third national president; next year the union will have its first national president who comes from a polytechnic. But the rest of the details ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 28

Thursday, 16 August 2012, 1:49 pm | Association of University Staff

Lincoln says no money and no negotiations While employment negotiations at other universities are underway, they have not begun at Lincoln University. The collective agreements for academic and general staff expired in June, but the university says ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 23

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 11:15 am | Association of University Staff

Negotiations begin at Otago Uni It has been a slow start to collective bargaining at New Zealand's universities this year with only Victoria, Massey and, as of this morning, Otago beginning negotiations. The union bargaining team at Otago will focus ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 21

Thursday, 21 June 2012, 11:53 am | Association of University Staff

Regional polytechnics battered by government cuts Annual reports from twelve of the country’s 18 polytechnics show that the government is drastically cutting funding to polytechnics, and especially regional community polytechnics. Across the 12 polytechnics ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 19

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 4:43 pm | Association of University Staff

Canterbury decision highlights value of independent council Emma Johnston, one of the student leaders who led the You Are UC campaign to oppose the closure of Canterbury arts courses, says staff and students would never have had any success at council ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 17

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 10:10 am | Association of University Staff

Students protest 'black' budget Students at the universities of Auckland and Victoria are planning to protest today's budget and impending to cuts to student allowances. The student action group 'We are the University' at both universities are holding ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 16

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 2:18 pm | Association of University Staff

Employment law changes Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson is proposing extensive changes to employment law , which include allowing employers to walk away from collective agreement negotiations. Cabinet approved the changes this week and they will likely ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 15

Thursday, 10 May 2012, 1:50 pm | Association of University Staff

University of Canterbury closure angers indebted student A part time student at the University of Canterbury says the university's plan to close its theatre program will cost her $4000 of fees for a degree she can no longer complete. Sarah has told ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 14

Thursday, 3 May 2012, 11:27 am | Association of University Staff

No money in budget, just shuffling and cuts The prime minister, John Key, and the minister of tertiary education skills and employment, Steven Joyce, this week foreshadowed several tertiary education budget initiatives. Mr Joyce told Radio New Zealand that ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 10

Thursday, 5 April 2012, 11:52 am | Association of University Staff

Lincoln swaps permanent staff for casual students Mere days into its stewardship under a new vice-chancellor Lincoln University is proposing to restructure its Faculty of Commerce and make five senior tutors redundant. The change proposal document states ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 9

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 4:50 pm | Association of University Staff

Closure of theatre, film, American and cultural studies at UC Nine full time-equivalent staff will lose their jobs and more than 150 students will lose their majors and programmes at the University of Canterbury according to an announcement by the vice ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 8

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 11:03 am | Association of University Staff

University staff seek assurance reviews will not increase workload Employment negotiations for thousands of university staff at seven of New Zealand's eight universities will begin in three months’ time, and union members are already working out what the ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 7

Thursday, 15 March 2012, 10:35 am | Association of University Staff

PBRF becomes corporate welfare programme The government's approach to performance based research funding is a quarter of a billion dollar corporate welfare scheme according to Scoop journalist Gordon Campbell. Mr Campbell published an article earlier ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 2

Thursday, 9 February 2012, 11:45 am | Association of University Staff

Ministry responds to funding cuts with commercialisation The Ministry of Education released its briefing to the incoming minister to the public last week. Or, at least parts of it that are not being withheld under the Official Information Act were released. ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 14 No 46

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 11:24 am | Association of University Staff

NorthTec only ITP that can't settle NorthTec is currently trying to cut working conditions and extend teaching hours for its staff, when most other polytechnics around the country have come to amicable settlements with their staff in the last ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 14 No 45

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 1:39 pm | Association of University Staff

Can the Māori Party's kawanatanga policy influence tertiary ed? If the Māori Party chooses to focus on tertiary education in its negotiations it could have a significant impact for the sector over the next three years says the TEU Tumu Arataki, Cheri ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 14 No 43

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 9:57 am | Association of University Staff

Whitireia settles TEU members have successfully negotiated a collective agreement at a third polytechnic that was part of the old ITP MECA. The Whitireia New Zealand Collective Agreement was ratified, at a stopwork meeting this week, with 98 percent ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 12:27 pm | Association of University Staff

Long wait over at Unitec TEU members at Unitec finally have a collective agreement again, after nearly a year on individual employment agreements. Members at Unitec voted to ratify their new collective last Friday. "This is now the second collective ... More >>

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 14 No 41

Thursday, 3 November 2011, 1:37 pm | Association of University Staff

Unfunded students create $100 million shortfall A government decision to underestimate the number of students who study each year cost tertiary institutions $100 million for each of 2009 and 2010 according to TEU national president Dr Sandra Grey. TEU ... More >>

 

 

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