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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 >>

Joyce's budget assault on regional polytechnics

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 11:15 am | Tertiary Education Union

Since Steven Joyce became tertiary education minister in 2010 the government has made severe funding cuts to regional polytechnics. His government has cut funding to ten regional polytechnics by an average of one dollar in every five according ... More >>

University admin staff rally 'Mad Men' style

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 12:12 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Administration staff at the University of Auckland will gather in 1960s outfits on Friday 16 May to tell their vice-chancellor they don't want their jobs to go back in time. More >>

Joyce's budget assault on regional polytechnics

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 10:54 am | Tertiary Education Union

Since Steven Joyce became tertiary education minister in 2010 the government has made severe funding cuts to regional polytechnics. His government has cut funding to ten regional polytechnics by an average of 19 percent according to Tertiary Education ... More >>

TEU launches funding paper ahead of budget

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 4:15 pm | Tertiary Education Union

TEU launches the fifth of its Te Kaupapa Whaioranga papers tomorrow, this time outlining what New Zealand needs to do to restore funding to its public tertiary education system. More >>

Lincoln cleaners outsourced

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:00 am | Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln University will outsource its staff to an as yet undecided cleaning company, but TEU organiser Cindy Doull says it’s not worth it, and what money the university might save is negligible. More >>

Students shouldn't need to borrow to live

Monday, 31 March 2014, 10:41 am | Tertiary Education Union

"To reclaim tertiary education for students we need to introduce living allowances for all students, and start working immediately to eliminate student fees." This is our line in the sand, said TEU national president Lesley Francey, at tomorrow ... More >>

Students shouldn't need to borrow to live

Monday, 31 March 2014, 10:39 am | Tertiary Education Union

"To reclaim tertiary education for students we need to introduce living allowances for all students, and start working immediately to eliminate student fees." More >>

Staff welcome Canterbury’s academic freedom policy

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:36 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union at the University of Canterbury welcomes the new Academic Freedom Policy More >>

Cuts to Māori research centre a travesty

Friday, 14 March 2014, 3:28 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Cutting the funding to Ngā Pae o te Maramatanga centre of research excellence is a travesty and tragedy says Dr Margaret Taurere. More >>

Money needed to protect local Te Reo dialects

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:44 am | Tertiary Education Union

Everyone should have the right to learn Te Reo Māori in their local dialect and in their local community, according to a policy paper Māori tertiary educators plan to launch in Whangārei tomorrow. More >>

Tertiary Update

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 10:52 am | Tertiary Education Union

The Ministry of Education must re-do its analysis of submissions on proposed changes to university and wānanga councils to make sure its advice to the minister was correct says TEU national president Lesley Francey. More >>

Public good research funding at risk under new rules

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 2:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The tertiary education minister’s decision to give greater financial rewards to university research that is already getting external private funding is a grave mistake says TEU vice-president Sandra Grey. More >>

Tertiary strategy is narrow and limiting

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 1:19 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Tertiary education should support New Zealand businesses, and it already does. However, that role cannot come at the expense of the other duties tertiary education has to our communities and society says TEU national president Lesley Francey. More >>

UCOL strike will go ahead

Monday, 3 March 2014, 6:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Last minute negotiations between UCOL staff and their employer failed to resolve the long-running pay dispute between the two. More >>

UCOL strike in two weeks' time

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 10:24 am | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at UCOL plan to take strike action on 4 March unless their employer makes progress towards giving them a pay rise. More >>

Minister attacks uni and wānanga council democracy

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 2:31 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Steven Joyce’s announcement today that he will reduce the size of the governing councils at universities and wānanga, and remove seats from local staff, students, and community members is a power grab, says TEU president Lesley Francey. More >>

 

 

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