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‘Crisis of staff well-being’ has engulfed tertiary education

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:11 am | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at tertiary education institutions are experiencing higher levels of stress, unsustainable workloads and are feeling more alienated from their jobs compared to a decade ago and reforms introduced by the National government are to blame, the ... More >>

National’s tertiary education experiment is failing

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Putting 17 people at risk of losing their jobs and denying students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in the arts and social sciences is far too high a price to pay for the government to continue its failing experiment in market-based approaches ... More >>

Report shows gamble with tertiary education would fail

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:48 am | Tertiary Education Union

Tertiary education Minister Paul Goldsmith would be taking a reckless gamble with Kiwis’ futures if he adopts the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s report [1] into the future of the sector, sending a clear signal ahead of the election ... More >>

Students join TEU in calling for fair pay at Auckland Uni

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Responding to Auckland University Students’ Association’s statement [1] in support of Thursday’s fair pay strike [2], John Egan, Academic co-president of the TEU at Auckland University, said: More >>

Staff at Auckland University to Strike for Fair Pay

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:40 am | Tertiary Education Union

All staff at the University of Auckland should be given a fair and equitable increase in their pay, the TEU said today after announcing university staff would take strike action on 16 March [1] as part of a campaign to achieve an equitable outcome from ... More >>

Call for Vice-Chancellor to take action

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:18 am | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union has joined with AUSA and other groups urging the vice-chancellor of Auckland University to step in and reverse a decision that allows a group promoting white supremacy to spread racist messages as part of orientation week. The TEU is ... More >>

WITT Downgrade Indicative Of A Tertiary System Under Strain

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

NZQA’s decision to downgrade the confidence it has in the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki’s (WITT) ability to provide quality education is symptomatic of a system under immense strain, the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

Telford Statement Symptom of Misguided Funding

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Media release Tertiary Education Union - Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa 18 January 2017 New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches More >>

Love Humanities Day of Action

Monday, 19 December 2016, 4:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

On 22 February 2017, the Tertiary Education Union will hold a national day of action highlighting the benefits of teaching and learning humanities, arts, social sciences and fine arts in New Zealand. More >>

Pay Gap Increases in Tertiary Education Sector

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 12:21 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Figures released yesterday by the State Services Commission (SSC) provide worrying evidence of a widening pay gap between the Chief Executives and other staff of Tertiary Education Institutions (TEI). More >>

New Crown Manager Must Safeguard Future of Tai Poutini

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 5:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment has today announced the appointment of a Crown Manager for Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP). More >>

Manukau cuts Foundation Studies and English again

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 11:26 am | Tertiary Education Union

Manukau Institute of Technology plans to make big cuts to Foundation Studies and English as well as reviewing Visual Arts; all areas which have already experienced recent cuts. More >>

Language cuts would harm Victoria’s culture

Friday, 11 November 2016, 1:41 pm | Tertiary Education Union

There is no justification for job cuts in Victoria’s School of Languages and Cultures, says Dr Dougal McNeill, secretary of the TEU branch at the university. More >>

Northtec the first to announce Level 2 funding cuts

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 2:05 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Northtec is one of many polytechnics about to receive confirmation from the Tertiary Education Commission that it will lose a large amount of Level 2 funding next year. More >>

Competitive funding for research fails NZ again

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:54 am | Tertiary Education Union

Cutting funding to longitudinal research shows the government has a basic misunderstanding of the role of tertiary education, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Helen Kelly, audacious leader

Friday, 14 October 2016, 9:23 am | Tertiary Education Union

Helen Kelly’s vision for a better New Zealand was simple but audacious. And so the campaigns she unleashed to bring about that vision were similarly so. More >>

Education Act changes give corporate welfare to the wealthy

Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:20 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Funding private companies the same as public universities and polytechnics is neither equitable nor wise, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

University staff vote on strike action

Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:26 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union members at the University of Auckland are being asked to decide whether to take strike action, after three months of negotiations have failed to see the employer table a pay offer. More >>

Tertiary Update: Otago's humanities core to its reputation

Monday, 22 August 2016, 2:03 pm | Tertiary Education Union

World class universities like Otago need strong, diverse humanities departments to preserve their reputation, says TEU branch president Tree La Rooy. More >>

Unitec shuts the door on North Shore campus

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Unitec plans to close its northern campus at Albany before the end of the year. Tertiary education minister Steven Joyce opened the campus only five years ago calling it "a crucial part in the next stage of the country's economic growth". More >>



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