13 Oct 2014

Union believes no wananga cuts needed

6:47 am on 13 October 2014

The Tertiary Education Union believes no one has to lose their job in a restructure at the country's largest Maori tertiary provider.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa is combining home-based provider Open Wananga Ltd with its campus provider.

It says the restructure is not a cost-cutting exercise, but won't say how many jobs could be lost.

Union spokesperson Stephen Day said he hoped that when the final decision is made, the wananga would give staff the opportunity to retrain into new positions available.

He believed there was plenty of scope and that no one needed to lose their job.

Mr Day said staff are expected to have meeting this week to find out more about the new structure.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa employs more than 1400 staff and has about 32,000 students.

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