Articles by suew

FORUM – DEMOCRACY – Who, Where, How

August 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Democracy Who; Where; How? With Paul Eagle – Wellington City Councillor Dolores Janiewski – Victoria University Ibrahim Omer – Living Wage Activist Asher Wilson-Goldman – NZCTU “Stand Up”            On Tuesday August 30th        5:00 -7:00 p.m. Block 5 – Room 5D14 Massey University [Access via Entrance A & lifts on r.h.s. thru door] Wallace Street, Mt Cook Wellington   All Welcome    Gold Coin donation appreciated

The Future of Education – Public Meeting 14th May 2016

May 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

  The Future of Education Saturday 14 May 2016, from 1:45pm NZCTU, Level 5, Education House, 178 Willis St, Wellington   Where is our education system headed? Will the price of a degree reach $100k? Will that degree get you a job? How well paid will that job be? Will that degree still be worth anything in ten years? How will you have the time and money to keep studying later in life?   What are we leaving for the next generation? How can YOU make a difference? Join our expert panel to discuss the big issues facing education, and how communities, organisations and government can address them.  SPEAKERS ·         Dr Brian Easton, Listener columnist, adjunct professor at Auckland University of Technology, Fellow of the […]

WEA Centenary

May 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

W E A  Centenary      We are 100 years old… Some pictures from the gathering….   Speakers included: Sam Huggard                            NZCTU Secretary Andrew Little                            Leader, New Zealand Labour Party Sally Rawnsley                         Programme Coordinator, VUW Centre for Lifelong Learning and our M.C. was Sandra Grey                             President, Tertiary Education Union   A hundred years ago, in 1915, the W E A was established in New Zealand.  Wellington Unions and Victoria University worked together to provide quality education for those e.g. many future Labour Party leaders, who had previously not been able to progress beyond primary school.  Today, with rising fees, student debt, and precarious employment, formal education is again uncertain.   What are the challenges and opportunities we face […]

Open Online Course on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy

March 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Online Course on “Workers´ Rights in a Global Economy” Starting on 3 March 2016, The Global Labour University offers a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy” (watch trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u8dpMVfFh0 ) This online course connects union members and labour activists from around the world on the interactive platform iversity to learn and to exchange about the challenges and strategies for implementing workers´ rights worldwide. The course is jointly taught by academics, ILO and trade union experts. It runs over 8 weeks (3 March – 27 April + exam period) and is based on video lectures, readings, and interactive quizzes and discussions. The course is free in the audit track and costs 49 Euro in the certificate track which is awarded […]