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Survey Report Shows Tertiary Education At Breaking Point

Friday, 1 October 2021, 11:54 am | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union has released the third iteration of its ‘Tertiary Lives’ survey reports, looking at the impact of COVID-19 on those working in the tertiary education sector. More >>

Unitec Cuts Shine Light On Broken System

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 2:16 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union is once again dismayed but not surprised to note yet another Aotearoa New Zealand polytechnic attempting to cut its way to growth despite this repeatedly failed strategy contradicting the wishes of its parent ... More >>

Conference Demands Action To Save Academic Freedom

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6:15 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union, in conjunction with NZUSA, Massey University and Academic Freedom Aotearoa, have concluded an invigorating two-day online conference with participants expressing a determination to ‘keep the fire ... More >>

Academic freedom more important than ever

Friday, 27 August 2021, 2:59 pm | Tertiary Education Union

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Safety From Threatening Behaviour Is A Work Right

Friday, 13 August 2021, 3:14 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union is disturbed to note the continued escalation of harassment, and racist and threatening behaviour directed at academics in Aotearoa . An alarming amount of this behaviour is directed at female academics ... More >>

PBRF Changes – Government Fiddles While The Tertiary Sector Burns

Friday, 2 July 2021, 9:55 am | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union is frustrated with the lack of change heralded by the review of the Performance Based Research Fund . National Secretary Sandra Grey is angry that TEU’s voice has been largely ignored. She says “tinkering ... More >>

Stop Job Cuts At EIT!

Friday, 21 May 2021, 10:39 am | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members across all campuses at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) are expressing solidarity with colleagues in the School of Business – Auckland Campus, who are facing job cuts, and opposing management’s proposal to reduce staffing ... More >>

TEU Looks Forward To Working With New SIT Chief

Friday, 23 April 2021, 4:23 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union has noted today’s announcement from Southern Institute of Technology regarding the appointment of their new Chief Executive. TEU kaiwhakahaere/organiser Daniel Benson-Guiu says “Onno Mulder, while ... More >>

TEU Welcomes SIT As The Tertiary Education Sector’s First Living Wage Employer

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 1:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union welcomes today’s news that the board of Southern Institute Technology has decided to become a Living Wage employer. This means nobody who works for SIT or any businesses contracting to the institution ... More >>

Hipkins' Experience Needed To Harness Tertiary Sector Success

Monday, 2 November 2020, 4:48 pm | Tertiary Education Union

TEU welcomes the re-appointment of Hon Chris Hipkins as the Minister of Education. TEU members have high hopes that the experience and expertise the Minister brings to the sector will translate into decisive action and equitable outcomes. Both the ... More >>

Return Of International Students Gives Pause For Thought

Monday, 12 October 2020, 3:54 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The tertiary education sector continues to demonstrate it is at the frontline in Aotearoa’s recovery as the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announces the return of international students . TEU welcomes the safe return of international students ... More >>

VUW Cuts Won’t Unclog The Covid Crisis

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 12:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) has barely backed down from the controversial Whiria Project with further announcements regarding cost-cutting measures, signalling significant proposed job losses. VUW has signalled a $33.5m ... More >>

Serious Racism Allegations Require Proper Investigation

Sunday, 30 August 2020, 2:12 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato University of Waikato tauira and kaimahi Māori who have raised serious allegations of institutional racism at the university have a right to a full investigation says Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union ... More >>

New Challenges Ahead For NorthTec.

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 9:36 am | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members at Northland’s NorthTec have successfully ratified their collective agreement ending lengthy negotiations with the Chief Executive. TEU members have voted overwhelmingly to accept the proposed deal, however a broader spotlight must ... More >>

Proposed Cuts At NorthTec Are A Clear Misstep

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 4:23 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Plans by NorthTec to cut jobs and close departments have come as an unwelcomed attack on staff and shocked the Northland community. Changes announced last Tuesday outline plans to review courses in Trades and International Education and have signaled the ... More >>

Massey’s Massacre Of Casuals Will Impact On All

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 6:32 pm | Tertiary Education Union

A memorandum sent to staff at Massey University outlines plans to restrict casual staff expenditure for the remainder of 2020 in the College of Science and comes in the wake of the Massey Business School slashing their casual budget by 50%. This ... More >>

Budget Shows Promise In Tertiary Sector

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:02 am | Tertiary Education Union

It’s great to see Budget commitments that will get more people into trades and vocational training and breathe life back into community education, says Michael Gilchrist, National President, Te Hautū Kahurangi.  For over a decade TEU ... More >>

Doing More With Less – Emergency Measures Must Not Continue

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 2:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | New Zealand Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has released a comprehensive report highlighting systemic issues for members in the tertiary education sector during Covid-19. The report entitled Tertiary Lives | Covid-19 is the consolidation ... More >>

New TEU National Secretary Takes The Reins

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 3:56 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Dr Sandra Grey takes up the reins as the new national secretary of Te Hautū Kahurangi |Tertiary Education Union today. She takes over the role from Sharn Riggs who is retiring and who has held the role since the TEU’s inception in 2009. With a PhD ... More >>

More Needed For Learners And Their Families

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 6:51 am | Tertiary Education Union

Ākonga/Learners are some of our most vulnerable members of society and more must be done to support them at this extraordinary time says Te Hautū Kahurangi | The Tertiary Education Union. The government as part of its COVID-19 response today announced ... More >>