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Health and safety bill lacks teeth

Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:07 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The government’s proposed new health and safety law will mean people continue to die at work needlessly, says TEU deputy secretary Nanette Cormack. More >>

Victoria's new council needs democratic accountability

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 11:49 am | Tertiary Education Union

Victoria University's proposed new council will lack independence if it does not allow staff and students to elect representatives says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Lincoln council opts for elected staff representatives

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 12:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Hundreds of petitions and many submissions have convinced Lincoln University to make space for elected staff representatives on its new council. More >>

Te Reo champion retires from union duties

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 2:01 pm | Tertiary Education Union

TEU kaumātua Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru (Taranaki and Ngāpuhi) will retire from his union commitments tomorrow, aged 86. More >>

Unlikely Budget will find missing billion

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 10:48 am | Tertiary Education Union

The government's Budget today is unlikely to have anything new and positive in it for tertiary education. If the government had good news it probably would have started to sing about it by now, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Regional polytechnics can help fix 'Mixed Fortunes'

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 10:01 am | Tertiary Education Union

The Salvation Army's Mixed Fortunes report confirms TEU's analysis that regions are missing out, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

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 >>



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