Posts Tagged ‘teu’

The new Pay Equity Legislation

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, November 9th, 2017 - 17 comments

National is trying to spin that Labour refusing to continue with National’s flawed pay equity legislation shows a lack of commitment to pay equity.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

Tertiary education: keep it public

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, June 9th, 2017 - 24 comments

Two public meetings are being held next week to shine a light on the government’s Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. It would allow the Minister for Tertiary Education – currently Epsom’s Paul Goldsmith – to take public funds away from universities, polytechs and wānanga and give them to private companies. It’s another […]

The TPPA could blight public education

Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, February 9th, 2016 - 178 comments

The TPPA could bring us charter schools on steroids, and threaten policies like free tertiary education. In general its a way of locking in a permanent, international right-wing governance which can limit and constrain the kind of social policies that any future NZ left-wing government might want to enact.

Our polytechnics are under threat

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, December 5th, 2012 - 18 comments

This year the government departed with a tradition of working closely with polytechnics to establish how best to spend taxpayers’ money and instead made our public institutions compete for taxpayers’ dollars to provide foundation courses. Institutions won money if they were the most competitive in terms of price, though all successful competitors had to meet minimum quality requirements – a true market approach to pricing. So, why is this problematic?

Academic quality under attack

Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, August 24th, 2011 - 22 comments

As National’s spending cuts come home to roost, tertiary managers are trying to save money by cutting professional development expenditure. Sandra Grey of the Tertiary Education Union’s guest post explains how this has an insidious effect in driving down the quality of our academics and encouraging them to leave the country.

Public Tertiary Education

Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, January 18th, 2011 - 11 comments

The Tertiary Education Union’s new National President, Sandra Grey, joins us for a guest post on the challenges facing tertiary education as the government cuts funding and institutions are ‘rationalised’ to focus on economic values alone. Tertiary education can be so much more than that.

Pay equity video

Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, July 3rd, 2009 - 10 comments

A short video from the NZEI from Tuesday’s pay equity rally at Parliament. There are also a bunch of photos on flickr from the CTU, EPMU and TEU.

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