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Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Education, Employment, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. Management’s decision to cut five level […]

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Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities  /  Comments Off on Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly Today the Labour Party announced a new immigration policy, including proposals to stop issuing student visas to people wanting to study certain courses and to restrict the availability of post-study work […]

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Transfer of funds from public to private tertiary education an ideological choice

Published By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities  /  Comments Off on Transfer of funds from public to private tertiary education an ideological choice

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Transfer of funds from public to private tertiary education an ideological choice Today’s budget will cut funding to public tertiary education, handing millions of dollars of public funds to the private sector. Commenting on the announcement, Tertiary Education Union National Secretary, Sharn Riggs, said: “Today Stephen Joyce […]

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Minister must review pressure to pass crisis before enshrining in law National’s failed approach to tertiary education

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Minister must review pressure to pass crisis before enshrining in law National’s failed approach to tertiary education

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Minister must review pressure to pass crisis before enshrining in law National’s failed approach to tertiary education National’s approach to tertiary education is putting staff under immense pressure to pass students and must be the subject of a thorough sector-wide review before further changes are enshrined […]

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National’s failure to keep Ara pledge a betrayal of Timaru community

Published By   /  May 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Education, Employment, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on National’s failure to keep Ara pledge a betrayal of Timaru community

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: National’s failure to keep Ara pledge a betrayal of Timaru community National will be betraying a pledge to ensure quality tertiary education provision in Timaru unless it intervenes to save five primary training courses earmarked for closure at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the TEU said today. Management […]

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Evidence shows a ‘crisis of staff well-being’ has engulfed tertiary education under National and is harming students

Published By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union  /  Comments Off on Evidence shows a ‘crisis of staff well-being’ has engulfed tertiary education under National and is harming students

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Evidence shows a ‘crisis of staff well-being’ has engulfed tertiary education under National and is harming students Staff at tertiary education institutions are experiencing higher levels of stress, unsustainable workloads and are feeling more alienated from their jobs compared to a decade ago and […]

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Proposed job cuts at Waikato University prove National’s tertiary education experiment is failing

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Employment, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Proposed job cuts at Waikato University prove National’s tertiary education experiment is failing

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Proposed job cuts at Waikato University prove National’s tertiary education experiment is failing Putting 17 people at risk of losing their jobs and denying students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in the arts and social sciences is far too high a price to pay for […]

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Productivity Commission’s report shows Goldsmith’s gamble with tertiary education would fail

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on Productivity Commission’s report shows Goldsmith’s gamble with tertiary education would fail

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Productivity Commission’s report shows Goldsmith’s gamble with tertiary education would fail Tertiary education Minister Paul Goldsmith would be taking a reckless gamble with Kiwis’ futures if he adopts the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s report into the future of the sector, sending a clear signal ahead […]

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Staff at Auckland University to Strike for Fair Pay

Published By   /  March 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Media Releases, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Staff at Auckland University to Strike for Fair Pay

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Staff at Auckland University to Strike for Fair Pay All staff at the University of Auckland should be given a fair and equitable increase in their pay, the TEU said today after announcing staff would take strike action on 16 March as part of a campaign […]

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Call for Vice-Chancellor to take action over access to campus space

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Call for Vice-Chancellor to take action over access to campus space

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Call for Vice-Chancellor to take action over access to campus space The Tertiary Education Union has joined with AUSA and other groups urging the vice-chancellor of Auckland University to step in and reverse a decision that allows a group promoting white supremacy to spread racist […]

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WITT Downgrade Indicative of a Tertiary Education System Under Strain

Published By   /  February 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, WITT  /  Comments Off on WITT Downgrade Indicative of a Tertiary Education System Under Strain

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: WITT Downgrade Indicative of a Tertiary Education System Under Strain NZQA’s decision to downgrade the confidence it has in the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki’s (WITT) ability to provide quality education is symptomatic of a tertiary education system under immense strain, the New Zealand Tertiary Education […]

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New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches

Published By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Lincoln University, Media Releases, Press Release, Telford, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches Misguided government funding approaches are destabilising quality public provision of courses at levels 1 to 4, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has said today following an announcement regarding the future of agricultural training at […]

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Pay Gap Increases Between Highest and Lowest Paid in Tertiary Education Sector

Published By   /  December 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, Education, Employment, Media Releases, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Pay Gap Increases Between Highest and Lowest Paid in Tertiary Education Sector

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Pay Gap Increases Between Highest and Lowest Paid in Tertiary Education Sector Figures released yesterday by the State Services Commission (SSC) provide worrying evidence of a widening pay gap between the Chief Executives and other staff of Tertiary Education Institutions (TEI). The figures contained in […]

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Manukau cuts Foundation Studies and English again

Published By   /  November 16, 2016  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Chan Dixon, Education, Employment, foundation studies, Manukau Institute of Technology, Media Releases, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Manukau cuts Foundation Studies and English again

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Manukau cuts Foundation Studies and English again Manukau Institute of Technology plans to make big cuts to Foundation Studies and English as well as reviewing Visual Arts; all areas which have already experienced recent cuts. In 2014 MIT halved the number of people working in its […]

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Language cuts would harm Victoria’s culture

Published By   /  November 11, 2016  /  24/7 News, Dougal McNeill, Education, Humanities, Languages, Media Releases, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Language cuts would harm Victoria’s culture

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Language cuts would harm Victoria’s culture There is no justification for job cuts in Victoria’s School of Languages and Cultures, says Dr Dougal McNeill, secretary of the TEU branch at the university. “Languages are at the heart of the humanities, and these proposed cuts threaten […]

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Northtec the first to announce Level 2 funding cuts

Published By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Chan Dixon, Education, Employment, Media Releases, NorthTec, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Tertiary Update, Unions  /  Comments Off on Northtec the first to announce Level 2 funding cuts

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Northtec the first to announce Level 2 funding cuts Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 39 Northtec is one of many polytechnics about to receive confirmation from the Tertiary Education Commission that it will lose a large amount of Level 2 funding next year. The polytechnic […]

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Competitive funding for research fails NZ again

Published By   /  October 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, Education, funding, Media Releases, Press Release, Research, Sandra Grey, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Competitive funding for research fails NZ again

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Competitive funding for research fails NZ again Cutting funding to longitudinal research shows the government has a basic misunderstanding of the role of tertiary education, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. Grey says by cutting 5000 children from the Growing Up in NZ longitudinal study […]

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Education Act changes give corporate welfare to the wealthy

Published By   /  September 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, Education, funding, Media Releases, Press Release, PTEs, public education, Sandra Grey, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Education Act changes give corporate welfare to the wealthy

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Education Act changes give corporate welfare to the wealthy Funding private companies the same as public universities and polytechnics is neither equitable nor wise, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. The tertiary education minister has announced that he plans to amend the Education Act so […]

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Auckland University staff take an hour for fair pay

Published By   /  September 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Education, Employment, Enzo Giordani, Media Releases, negotiations, pay, performance pay, Press Release, strike, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Auckland University staff take an hour for fair pay

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Auckland University staff take an hour for fair pay People working at the University of Auckland will take an hour off tomorrow as they campaign to get a fair pay offer. The short strike, which will take place between 12pm and 1pm on Thursday 22 […]

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Unitec shuts the door on North Shore campus

Published By   /  August 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Unitec shuts the door on North Shore campus

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Unitec shuts the door on North Shore campus Unitec plans to close its northern campus at Albany before the end of the year. Tertiary education minister Steven Joyce opened the campus only five years ago calling it “a crucial part in the next stage of […]

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