WELCOME TO TIASATHE SPECIALIST VOICE FOR ALLIED STAFF
The Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association (TIASA Te Hononga) is the professional association and union for allied (non-teaching/general) staff across the New Zealand tertiary education sector. If you work in an allied staff role at any level then TIASA is for you!
BIG ENOUGH TO MATTER, SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE.
Message from the President
Kia ora, Haere mai nau mai – Greetings, and Welcome to TIASA Te Hononga! We are an excellent choice! TIASA is the only specialist professional union for allied staff across the NZ tertiary education sector. From universities, wananga, institutes of technology, polytechnics, private training establishments and other such organisations, allied staff are everywhere and so is TIASA.
Working together we provide a powerful and expert professional voice for allied staff everywhere, no matter how labelled – professional, general, support staff, or other titles. Formed just on 50 years ago, we are a very active, inclusive and highly effective representative for allied staff. Our success rate is second to none and we set the standard for fairer pay, recognition and employment conditions across the whole of the sector. Allied staff are the firm foundation on which the entire sector is built, but too often go under recognised and undervalued. TIASA’s role is to ensure to the very best of our ability the true worth of the thousands of staff whose work is not teaching delivery, but is just as valuable. We work tirelessly to ensure allied staff everywhere are recognised as truly equal partners and contributors to the success on any measure of our country’s tertiary education system, students, and institutions.
We are a youthful, lively, highly respected and innovative union, constantly looking forward whilst also safeguarding gains made over the many years of our existence. Our work includes negotiation of the best possible pay and working conditions, expert advice and representation with any employment issues affecting you, and constructive engagement on your behalf with leaders at all levels including government and other key decision makers. The vast majority of our sector’s allied staff belong to TIASA, giving us strength and influence. Every new member joining TIASA adds to that strength and influence. We warmly welcome you to TIASA, your specialist voice for all aspects of your employment and future in the changing NZ tertiary education sector.
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