8 Dec 2023

Government instructs Te Pūkenga to halt transformation

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 8 December 2023

The new government has instructed Te Pūkenga to halt its multi-million-dollar transformation - putting hundreds of jobs in limbo.

The organisation's chief executive told staff on Thursday they were considering what the change meant for recently hired staff and those due to be made redundant next year.

Sandra Grey of the Tertiary Education Union says there is no clear direction going forward, which it is hugely disruptive for both staff and students.

Grey spoke to Corin Dann.