TIASA NEWS

We need to Stop Hate Now

Last Friday, a hateful door was opened in our country that can never now be closed.  Extremism, brandishing assault weaponry, raged in through that door and mercilessly mowed down at least 50 innocent victims who were in peaceful prayer.  The enormity of the atrocity...

Striking for Survival

The ‘Strike for the Climate’ action by New Zealand students and their counterparts worldwide is inspirational and justified. TIASA congratulates these students on their courageous leadership – something that has been lacking from successive generations and world...

Meri Kirihimete to all TIASA Members

2018 has been a particularly challenging year for us all and, as it winds up toward Christmas, our focus can now shift to relaxing and spending time with family. As part of the TIASA Whānau/family, I take this opportunity on behalf of the National Executive (Apiha...

Historic minimum wage announcement a huge relief for working Kiwis

by Jenn Lawless The Government has just announced today that the minimum wage will be rising to $17.70 an hour on 1 April 2019 – an increase of $1.20 per hour, with further increases indicated up to $20 an hour in 2021. “The historic increase to the minimum wage from...

VICTORY FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN NEW ZEALAND

Posted on December 5, 2018 by Jenn Lawless - CTU Media Releases The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says that tonight’s passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be a victory for working people over an expensive lobbying campaign run by big...

TIASA members at Ara unanimously reject Management’s salary offer

TIASA members attending yesterday’s Branch stopwork meeting at Ara Institute of Canterbury, voted unanimously to reject Ara’s salary offer for the Allied Staff collective agreement. The offer of 1.3% for a one year term or, 1.4% + 1.4% for a two year term...

A very special Taonga has gone

‘Aunty’ Bea – A teacher, an author, a carer, a fundraiser, an entertainer, a humanitarian, and to all of us who were fortunate to have her touch our lives, a Taonga. The death of ‘Aunty’ Bea Yates late last week is a huge loss to Rotorua, Maoridom, and all...

TIASA Engagement in ITP Roadmap 2020 Feedback

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is leading a project to develop a roadmap to sustainability for New Zealand’s institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs). TEC have been meeting with all 16 ITPs and talking to governing councils, management,...

Give Nothing To Racism

New Zealand’s first nationwide anti-racism campaign Give Nothing to Racism has won top honours at the Asia-Pacific Communications Awards taking out the supreme award for the best communications campaign by an NGO, association or institution. An international jury made...

Maori Language Week

Māori Language Week is set to kick off Monday 11 September, with “Kia ora te reo Māori” as this year’s theme which not only picks up our national greeting but means literally, ‘Let the Māori Language live’.