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Campaign for democratic councils launches today

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:35 am | Tertiary Education Union

A nationwide campaign to get one-third of seats set aside for democratically elected staff and students on university and wānanga kicks off at Otago University today at a rally with the university's registry steps. More >>

TEU votes to divest from fossil fuel

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 10:10 am | Tertiary Education Union

Divest from any companies that profit from fossil fuel extraction. That was the message yesterday from Tertiary Education Union representatives from around New Zealand to their union’s governing council. More >>

Unitec needs stability not cuts

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 12:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Unitec’s plans for yet another major restructuring - before the last two have had time to bed in - are foolhardy, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Govt cuts staff and students from university councils

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 11:07 am | Tertiary Education Union

Parliament voted last night to remove the legal right of staff and students to have democratically elected representatives on their governing university and wānanga councils. More >>

TEU leader wants to defend democracy

Monday, 19 January 2015, 12:12 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Today prolific democracy campaigner and Victoria University academic Dr Sandra Grey takes up her position as president of the 10,000 strong Tertiary Education Union (TEU). More >>

Invest in jobs training to end inequality

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 12:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The OECD report on inequality and growth is a call for massive change in the way we invest in education - especially vocational education and training, says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs. More >>

Terrorism bill fraught with risk for academics

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 9:27 am | Tertiary Education Union

Academics studying terrorism, or other topics that the SIS considers not to be in the national interest, could be among those who lose civil rights if an ‘anti-terrorism’ bill becomes law. More >>

Funding system pushing tertiary institutions towards fraud

Monday, 24 November 2014, 10:11 am | Tertiary Education Union

Pressure for funding is driving institutions to take illegal shortcuts says TEU national president Lesley Francey. More >>

Manukau job cuts 'running the place into the ground'

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:17 am | Tertiary Education Union

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) confirmed to its staff yesterday that 54 jobs will go before Christmas. More >>

TEU: we're ready to protect you from new employment law

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:14 pm | Tertiary Education Union

You have probably heard the news that the government passed new employment law yesterday. This law removes significant worker rights and makes it harder for us as union members to stand up for fair pay and working conditions. More >>

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:34 am | Tertiary Education Union

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. More >>

Will code silence scientists?

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 11:26 am | Tertiary Education Union

Will code silence scientists? The Association of Scientists wants to hear from scientists and other academics about a government plan to develop a new code of practice for scientists, telling them if, and when, they can speak publicly. Read more… Upston ... More >>

TEU elects Sandra Grey president

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:47 pm | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members have voted Dr Sandra Grey to return as their national president for the next two years. Grey, who was previously president during 2011-2012, is a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington in social and public policy. More >>

Proposed closure of VUW Māori business programme

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 5:38 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Victoria Business School at Victoria University of Wellington has proposed closing the Māori Business programme, with a likely loss of two Senior Lecturer positions, and significant implications for the school and faculty as a whole. More >>

Intueri shareholders celebrate corporate welfare

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:52 pm | Tertiary Education Union

New Zealand's largest tertiary education company Intueri, which announced a $1.6 million profit yesterday, has received an increase in public funding over the last two years of at least $1.8 million. More >>

Students' first-in-family policy needs support

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:06 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Free education for the first person in a family to undertake tertiary study is a creative, innovative and transformative proposal from New Zealand students, says TEU vice-president Sandra Grey. More >>

Time for NZ to rebuild adult and community education

Friday, 6 June 2014, 12:02 pm | Tertiary Education Union

"We need to re-commit to fair and equitable support to adult and community education in all our communities," says TEU National President Lesley Francey. Adult and community education funding has been under attack since at least the mid-1980s. More >>

TEU congratulates Dr Waikerepuru for Queen’s honour

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:40 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Longstanding TEU kaumātua Dr Huirangi Eruera Waikerepuru became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit yesterday for his services to Māori. James Houkāmau, TEU’s Te Tumu Arataki (Māori vice-president), says the union is delighted at the ... More >>

UCOL offer staff a pay rise

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 12:29 pm | Tertiary Education Union

UCOL has finally offered its staff a pay rise, and TEU negotiators believe it will be enough to end a months' long employment dispute. More >>

Nothing for regional polytechnics in budget

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:14 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The government needs to invest in our regions not just the cities, said TEU vice-president Sandra Grey. "Today's budget has scant new money for tertiary education, and what there is, is targeted at the minister's pet business projects, rather than the needs ... More >>



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