June 22, 2023
Polytech unionists eye titiri plans
The Tertiary Education Union says it wants to see how te tiriti outcomes are embedded in the new Te Pukenga framework.
The organisation which brings together the country’s polytechnics and vocational training organisations has revealed its restructuring plan – including flagging more than 400 jobs will be disestablished.
Organiser Dan Benson Guiu says the union is still seeking clarity about those cuts – and how many Maori staff could be affected.
It’s working on a combined submission bringing together the views of all the various member groups.
“We want to make a real clear point and we will have a group of our own TEU Maori kaimahi and some of our key TEU members who are Maori focusing on what the new proposed structure for kaupapa Maori and the embedding of tiriti outcomes in the organisation is going to look like,” he says.
The Te Pukenga redundancy plans come on top of announced job loses at Ōtago, Victoria and AUT universities.