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Democracy restored to Victoria University Council

Monday, 24 August 2015, 4:21 pm | Tertiary Education Union

A strong campaign by staff and students has won back democratically elected seats on Victoria University’s governing council. More >>

Council appointments lack women

Friday, 21 August 2015, 12:57 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The tertiary education minister is not appointing enough women to the governing boards of universities and polytechnics. More >>

Lincoln needs academic not executioner

Monday, 17 August 2015, 3:57 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln University’s advert for a new vice-chancellor calls for ‘superior execution skills’ but no mention at all of academic knowledge. More >>

Business case for Aoraki-CPIT merger should be public

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 2:03 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Aoraki and CPIT have given a business case for their proposed merger to Steven Joyce , the minister for tertiary education, but to no one else, including staff and students who will be most affected by the change. More >>

NorthTec teachers seek pay parity with Rotorua

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 4:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

NorthTec teaching staff start employment negotiations this week looking to catch up with other polytechnic teachers across the country. More >>

$4 gender pay gap growing faster than inflation

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 10:15 am | Tertiary Education Union

The gap between the hourly pay rates of men and women grew by another 30 cents last year. More >>

Privatisation at Unitec as 300 jobs go

Friday, 7 August 2015, 4:52 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Unitec staff learned today that up to 300 of them could lose their jobs in the next years. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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