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Sharn Riggs appointed as TEU’s national secretary

Friday, 19 December 2008, 11:22 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

Sharn Riggs, currently national secretary of the Association of Staff in Tertiary Education (ASTE), has been appointed national secretary of the Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa (TEU). She will take up the position when the ... More >>

Student Allowances Announcement Welcomed

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 9:56 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

President Tangi Tipene welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday of the intention to phase out parental income testing. “Our union has always had the view that the cost of tertiary education to students must be reduced and this ... More >>

Union welcomes ITPs’ Skills Strategy

Wednesday, 13 August 2008, 5:20 pm | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

National Secretary of The Association of Staff in Tertiary Education, Sharn Riggs said today that union members welcomed the initiatives contained in the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPNZ) strategy paper “Building Skilled Communities” ... More >>

University Provision in South Auckland

Friday, 4 July 2008, 10:56 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

The National Secretary of the Association of Staff in Tertiary Education, Sharn Riggs responded to the announcement yesterday of AUT’s intention to open a campus in South Auckland by saying that the move was a positive one for students in the South ... More >>

Academic Staff at NorthTec Support Colleagues

Friday, 27 June 2008, 11:36 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

The National Secretary of ASTE Te Hau Takitini o Aotearoa Sharn Riggs said today that academic staff members at NorthTec were in full support of the action their allied staff colleagues were taking today to try to get a settlement of their collective ... More >>

Union acknowledges death of Monte Ohia

Monday, 16 June 2008, 9:52 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

ASTE Te Hau Takitini o Aotearoa acknowledges the passing of a great Māori leader, Rereamoamo Monte Ohia, a tall totara tree who has fallen and who was not only a renowned educationalist, but also a whanau oriented person with strong beliefs. More >>

Unitec Trades Teachers Among “Vulnerable Workers”

Friday, 30 May 2008, 9:39 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

The Government’s recent announcement that it will legislate to ensure that basic rest breaks are an entitlement in every work place will be greeted with applause in a surprising quarter – the publicly funded tertiary education sector. Trevor ... More >>

Polytech Staff Welcome Funding for Skills Strategy

Friday, 23 May 2008, 10:05 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

The Association of Staff in Tertiary Education President Tangi Tipene said today that additional funding in the Budget to support the unified skills strategy, with an emphasis on building literacy and numeracy capability, was long overdue. “A ... More >>

CPIT Collective Agreement Settles

Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 2:58 pm | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

Association of Staff in Tertiary Education (ASTE) members at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) voted overwhelmingly today in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement after an agreement was put forward by both parties for ... More >>

Support of NZUSA Student loan campaign

Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 11:56 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

ASTE Te Hau Takitini o Aotearoa fully endorses the campaign led by NZUSA co-presidents Paul Falloon and Liz Hawes. National President Tangi Tipene said today, “New Zealand’s student debt is $9.9bn and rising every second. This is money which could be better ... More >>

ASTE Members at EastBay REAP enter

Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 9:41 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

Unprecedented action by ASTE members who work for EastBay REAP (rural education activities programmes) based in Whakatāne with bases in Ōpotiki and Kawerau) is taking them into a 6th day of strike action this year. “Striking workers are resolved to continue ... More >>

Members resolve to continue with strike action

Wednesday, 20 February 2008, 9:57 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

ASTE members who work for EastBay REAP (rural education activities programmes) based in Whakatāne with bases in Ōpotiki and Kawerau) have resolved to take further unprecedented sustained strike action in protest at their employer’s failure to make any significant ... More >>

Union Tells Mayor To Get His Facts Straight

Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 5:00 pm | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

The National Secretary of the Association of Staff in Tertiary Education (ASTE) Te Hau Takitini o Aotearoa Ms Sharn Riggs said today that it was time Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt got his facts right about the funding for SIT. More >>

ASTE Workers resolve to continue strike action

Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 10:15 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

12 ASTE members who work for EastBay REAP (rural education activities programmes) based in Whakatāne with bases in Ōpotiki and Kawerau) have resolved to take further unprecedented strike action in protest at their employer’s failure to make any ... More >>

New Tertiary Minister Welcomed By ASTE

Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 9:28 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

ASTE Te Hau Takitini o Aotearoa welcomes and congratulates the new Minister of Tertiary, Peter Hodgson his new role and look forward to working with the minister in the future. “We found Minister Cullen an excellent advocate for tertiary and will be sad to ... More >>

ASTE Workers Take Second Day of Strike Action

Monday, 5 November 2007, 11:18 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

ASTE members who work for EastBay REAP (rural education activities programmes) based in Whakatāne (with bases in Ōpotiki and Kawerau) took an unprecedented second day of strike action today in protest at their employer’s failure to make any shift ... More >>

ASTE Workers Take Strike Action

Monday, 29 October 2007, 12:22 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

ASTE members who work for EastBay REAP (rural education activities programmes) based in Whakatāne (with bases in Ōpotiki and Kawerau) have told their employer that they will be taking strike action this week in an attempt to settle their collective ... More >>

End of MECA for Rural Education Programmes

Monday, 23 July 2007, 11:13 am | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

The Association of Staff in Tertiary Education (ASTE) is negotiating directly with Eastbay REAP for the first time in the history of bargaining with REAPs (Rural Education Activities Programmes). Kris Smith, Assistant Secretary for ASTE said, “It is very ... More >>

Union welcomes announcement of additional funding

Monday, 30 April 2007, 3:50 pm | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

The National Secretary of the Association of Staff in Tertiary Education Te Hau Takitini o Aotearoa Ms Sharn Riggs said today that the announcement by Minister for Tertiary Education Dr. Michael Cullen of additional funding to support the tertiary reforms ... More >>

Appointment of Commissioner “almost inevitable"

Monday, 11 December 2006, 5:04 pm | Association of Staff in Tertiary Education

The President of ASTE, the union representing academic staff at the Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki (WITT) said today that the situation at WITT had become so difficult that the appointment of a commissioner was almost inevitable. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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