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Expertise and resources the key to education reform

Monday, 8 April 2019, 4:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Ensuring students get access to expert teachers and industry practitioners is the focus of the Tertiary Education Union’s submission on the Reform of Vocational Education made public today. But the best laid plans for the future will not succeed ... More >>

Bold proposal puts people at heart of vocational education

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 1:49 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff can turn their attention to opening doors for students and communities with creative teaching, learning, and research under bold changes proposed today for vocational education says the Tertiary Education Union. More >>

Staff are the foundation for future of tertiary education

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 10:00 am | Tertiary Education Union

Education Minister, Chris Hipkins will be reminded today by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) that the success of his planned reform of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) will depend on the extraordinary skill, knowledge and experience ... More >>

Do the right thing Minister, support Taratahi

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 4:20 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Following the news yesterday that people working at the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture could be forced to go without pay, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) called on the Minister to step in immediately to support those affected and their families. More >>

Union members secure Living Wage win for AUT staff

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:40 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Union members secure Living Wage win for AUT staff Following successful strike action, members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have voted to accept an improved offer from the employer that will remove all ... More >>

Commit to further employment changes before election - TEU

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:29 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Although welcoming the progress of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (ERAB) in Parliament this week as a first step in addressing the imbalance between working people and employers, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Labour and ... More >>

Restore a decade of lost tertiary funding

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 12:51 pm | Tertiary Education Union

A new report launched today by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) calls on Education Minister Chris Hipkins to restore a decade of lost tertiary education funding to at least 2.7 per cent of GDP by 2021, and to ... More >>

Come clean about Victoria University’s future, VC told

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:41 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford has been told by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) to come clean about his plans for the future of the university after all staff were sent an email yesterday inviting ... More >>

Make regional needs a priority in proposed merger

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 3:14 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Chief Executive Chris Gosling and Commissioner Neil Barnes to take seriously the views of staff and students affected by their proposal to merge Whitireia with WelTec, which includes closing the Kapiti ... More >>

TEU elects Michael Gilchrist as new president

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 12:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members have elected Michael Gilchrist as their national president for the next two years. Gilchrist works at Victoria University as a Head Tutor in Philosophy and is currently completing his PhD thesis. He has previously worked in a range of capacities ... More >>

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Strike

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:55 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Union members at the Auckland University of Technology have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action in regard to their collective negotiations that have so far seen management not agreeing to their salary claims. The claims include ... More >>

MPs must vote to give students and staff a strong voice

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:22 am | Tertiary Education Union

Tertiary Education Union (TEU) national president Sandra Grey and NZ Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) president Jonathan Gee today welcomed a new amendment to the Education Amendment Bill tabled by Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick that, if passed, will ... More >>

Pressure on Education Minister for urgent change

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 9:44 am | Tertiary Education Union

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to formally dissolve the combined council of WelTec and Whitireia and appoint a commissioner in its place is a clear sign that New Zealanders cannot afford for the current model of tertiary education provision ... More >>

Future for two ITPs lies in commissioner connecting to staff

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at Whitireia and Weltec polytechnics are resigned to the fact that the Minister of Education will be appointing a commissioner to replace the council overseeing both institutions but they are shocked by the poor financial positions of the institutions. More >>

Strengthen the commitment for the public good

Friday, 14 September 2018, 5:31 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff and students in tertiary education institutions are calling on parliament to be bolder and ensure their expertise around teaching, learning, and research is taken seriously in strategic planning for institutions. More >>

Unitec Commissioner and CE urged to slow down

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:35 am | Tertiary Education Union

The announcement that 19 courses and up to 200 jobs may be affected by change at Unitec may not have been a shock to staff, but the speed of consultation proposed is untenable. More >>

Stuart McCutcheon’s axe falls on teacher training

Friday, 24 August 2018, 5:22 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Stuart McCutcheon’s axe has fallen on the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work after 21 staff were told this week that their jobs are on the line. Echoing through the Beehive, McCutcheon’s axing of each and every ... More >>

Cash injection for polytech signals need for major change

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 5:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The government’s decision to provide a $15m bailout for Whitireia Polytechnic and moves to replace the joint Whitireia-Weltec council with a commissioner is further evidence of the need to fundamentally rethink the funding, governance, and management ... More >>

Both funding and structures key to long-term

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 1:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The latest exploration of a partnership or merger opportunity between two tertiary education institutions is further evidence that we need to rethink the sector’s funding system, the TEU said. Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury ... More >>

Stuart, Ecoute nous - listen to us

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:29 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Stuart McCutcheon’s team has spent today telling people working in the University of Auckland’s School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics that they may no longer have a job. McCutcheon’s decision to axe 5.5 full-time equivalent jobs, equal to ... More >>



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