TIASA NEWS

COVID-19 Lockdown. Update for all TIASA Members

Kia ora whanau, Things have evolved rapidly over recent days and, TIASA strongly support the Prime Minister’s announcement and Government’s actions in moving to Level 4 from midnight tonight. We understand the anxiety that these unprecedented measures are causing and...

COVID-19: Unscrupulous employers exploiting the crisis

Source: CTU The Council of Trade Unions is deeply concerned with reports of some employers behaving badly during the COVID-19 crisis. "Working people expect to be treated fairly at all times and especially in times of crisis. Some employers are behaving badly, others...

Directors on the boards of subsidiary ITP’s are named

IST Establishment have announced of those who have agreed to serve as directors on the boards of subsidiary Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP's) effective from 1st April 2020. See below links to media releases regarding to board of each ITP: Ara Institute...

Governments COVID 19 economic package welcomed

Source: CTU The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today's significant package as a first stage to support New Zealand working people and our economy as a result of COVID-19. "This package provides an immediate boost to get through these challenging times," CTU...

Stephen Town named Chief Executive of NZIST

Stephen Town named Chief Executive of NZIST

Tena koutou katoa The inaugural Chief Executive for the NZIST (working title)  is Stephen Town,  who has held several leadership roles including Chief Executive positions in the tertiary education  and  local government sectors.   Some...

IST Establishment Unit Kōrero Meetings with Staff and Stakeholders

Below is the outline for IST Establishment Unit Kōrero meetings with Staff and Stakeholders. IST are still finalising the final week. Information will be updates as received. Date Where Time Session Venue/Room Contact person Thu30 Jan Otago Polytech Dunedin 10:45...

We need to Stop Hate Now

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...

Striking for Survival

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

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

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...

TIASA members at Ara unanimously reject Management’s salary offer

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

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

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,...