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Time To Get Staff Involved In Deciding About COVID-19 Response

Friday, 20 March 2020, 4:07 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Wholesale changes to modes of delivery must not be made without consulting staff and students, says the Tertiary Education Union | Te Hautū Kahurangi. Today both Auckland and Massey Universities have announced that in-person teaching and assessment ... More >>

NZIST Subsidiary Board Directors Welcomed

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 4:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

'There will need to be a new spirit of collaboration, with polytechnic boards working together with staff, akonga/learners, employers and communities, if the government’s vision of vocational education is to become a reality,’ according to Michael Gilchrist, ... More >>

Time To Show Us The Money

Friday, 13 March 2020, 10:18 am | Tertiary Education Union

“The need for a new funding model and interim measures to keep tertiary education institutions that belong to communities operating is well known. And we're not going to let up until the Government ‘shows us the money’”, says TEU’s National ... More >>

TEC Says 3% Surplus Not Required This Year

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 2:16 pm | Tertiary Education Union

‘The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has written directly to Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) advising them that they are not required to to achieve a 3% surplus in abnormal situations - and COVID-19 is exactly such a situation. ‘Further, TEC ... More >>

An Attack On Workplace Rights And Academic Freedom Resisted At Massey

Friday, 6 March 2020, 3:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

At meetings across the campuses of Massey University this week staff expressed their anger at plans to make major changes in the College of Science and other less extreme ones in other Colleges without any real room for staff input. The members of Te Hautū ... More >>

No Case For Cuts At Victoria – Tertiary Education Union VUW

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 12:33 pm | Tertiary Education Union

“Staff at Victoria were disturbed to learn through the media that the Vice Chancellor is working through redundancy planning,” said Dougal McNeill, Victoria University Tertiary Education Union Co-President. “There is no case for cuts: coronavirus ... More >>

Time To Work Together, Not Threaten Jobs

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:29 am | Tertiary Education Union

Irresponsible and unhelpful is how the National President of the Tertiary Education Union is describing moves by two universities to cut jobs due to the corona virus travel ban. The vice-chancellors of both Auckland and Wellington’s Victoria universities ... More >>

Lack Of Consultation Outrages Massey Staff

Monday, 2 March 2020, 10:48 am | Tertiary Education Union

There will be meetings across the campuses of Massey University this week with staff angry at plans to make major changes in the College of Science and other changes in other Colleges without any real opportunity for staff input. The meetings of affected ... More >>

NorthTec Tutors Step Up Action

Friday, 28 February 2020, 8:55 am | Tertiary Education Union

The ongoing strike by NorthTec tutors steps up a notch today with a public rally. For two weeks the members of Te Hautū Kahurangi | New Zealand Tertiary Education Union have been on strike. The action has meant not completing attendance registers; ... More >>

Disrupting Students Last Resort

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 10:07 am | Tertiary Education Union

Tutors at Northtec have begun strike action this week, action that will be disruptive for the institution and students. “Tutors never want to affect their students in negative ways, but they want their employer to show respect and put a decent pay ... More >>

Teaching And Researching To Address Climate Change

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 3:43 pm | Tertiary Education Union

  Everyday builders, engineers, teachers, scientists, TV presenters, mechanics, and many more workers have to think about how they impact on the planet and climate. This means that the new vocational education and training system being set up by ... More >>

TEU National Secretary Appointment

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:09 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union | Te Hautū Kahurangi has appointed a new National Secretary for the Union. National President Michael Gilchrist said today “I am pleased to announce that Dr Sandra Grey has accepted the position of National Secretary ... More >>

Christmas on a 1.6% pay offer

Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

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Call for pay transparency in the vocational education sector

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:56 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Change is afoot in New Zealand’s vocational education system and staff want to ensure that the changes include embedding principles around pay transparency. More >>

TEU on University of Auckland

Monday, 25 November 2019, 7:18 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Members of Te Hautū Kahurangi at the University of Auckland just want a little respect and trust from their employer, and they’re willing to stand up together to achieve it. More >>

Southern Institute of Technology pleads poverty

Monday, 25 November 2019, 7:16 pm | Tertiary Education Union

MAINZ students in Auckland are outraged that parent organisation Southern Institute of Technology is pleading poverty regarding programme closures despite SIT having estimated holdings of at least $35 million in the bank. More >>

Urgent meeting needed on funding of VET provision

Friday, 15 November 2019, 2:53 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff in polytechnics across the country who are fighting to keep courses open and opportunities for learners alive are calling on the Minister of Finance to step up. More >>

Northtec teaching staff want a little respect

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:48 pm | Tertiary Education Union

After bearing the brunt of underfunding for over five years, Northtec academic staff are saying no more. More >>

Course cuts a blow to the aspirations of Māori and Pasifika

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 12:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Course cuts in South Auckland another blow to the aspirations of Māori TEU members at MIT and nationally are condemning the cuts proposed for tertiary education provision in South Auckland. Cuts they say will harm Māori, Pasifika and low-income learners. More >>

Some jobs saved, but more needed for polytechnics

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 6:55 pm | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members at WelTec and Whitireia stood up to ensure quality and accessible education for communities across the Wellington region but are demanding better from their Chief Executive, management, their Commissioner, and the government. More >>



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