Will the University Have Any Staff Left After Yet More Redundancies?

Otago University’s Support Services Review is reaching the end of its ‘Solution Design’ phase, coming as rumours have been circulating that as many as 300 jobs will be lost once the final ‘Implementation Stage’ begins.  However, Otago University Human Resources Director Kevin Seales told Critic that, “this [figure of 300 redundancies] is incorrect and is not something that is based on any information...

Editorial

Around half the emails I get are from people wanting to do the Cookin’ Up Love blind date. That’s cool, but seriously, guys, you can do a whole lot of great things for Critic that don’t involve ogling a stranger over a table.  We’re a quarter of the way through the year. Thank you to all our volunteer reporters, reviewers, columnists, artists, and photographers. We love you. Don’t leave us.  Things...

The Hell Hole

Juliet was in the market for a new bicycle. She had dreamed of riding a shiny red bike to work, one with a basket on the front and mud flaps to keep her dry. But all she saw in the sports stores were mountain bikes and racers built for men in minuscule pants. Bemused, she entered a second-hand shop hoping to spy something to make her afternoon worthwhile. Inside, Juliet let out a silent squeal of delight because there, way in the back, was a...

Keeping tabs on the Exec

Congratulations to the executive for their work and participation with Relay For Life, an event that saw Otago University Vice Chancellor Harlene Hayne and Arana College Warden Jamie Gilbertson shave off OUSA Colleges Officer James Heath’s hair. This year’s OUSA contingent at Relay For Life managed to raise almost $1,000 for Cancer Awareness, a fantastic achievement. New Zealand Union of Students Association (NZUSA) President...

Uni Strives To Be A Leader On Environmental Issues With New Plan

The University of Otago announced a new plan last week to increase environmentally sustainable practises throughout the...

Female Workers Set for Historic Pay Rise After Government Announces Pay Equity Settlement

Unions, organisations, and workers in the disability, care and support industry enthusiastically welcomed the recent announcement...

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