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We are the majority union representing staff at Ara Institute of Canterbury. Our primary focus is to negotiate progressive collective agreements for academic staff.

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AGM 2023 Documents

The AASC committee has set the 2023 AGM for Wednesday 9th August between 12.00 -2:00 in N104, Madras Street Campus. You will be able to attend virtually via Teams which via an Outlook invitation. We anticipated the meeting starting about 12.15 giving you time to either get to N104 or login to ...


AASC Newsletter – July 2023

Kia ora AASC members, Te Pūkenga consultations AASC has been meeting with Peter Winder (CEO) and Keri-Anne Tane (Chief People Officer and DCE PCW) on a weekly basis during the consultation. I can assure you they are committed to engaging with us and deal with any issues, large or small. They ...


Media Release of Ara Academic Staff of Canterbury

Public statements made by Te Pūkenga’s CEO to RNZ’s Nine to Noon programme (31-03-2023) Ara Academic Staff of Canterbury (AASC) represents some of the staff and tutors working at the Ara campus of Te Pūkenga.  AASC’s members are very concerned about comments made by Te Pūkenga’s CEO (Peter ...


AASC Newsletter October 2022

Kia ora AASC members, There is a lot happening at the moment and I know you are being bombarded with emails and information. have tried to keep this focussed and brief. As always, if you would like more information, don’t hesitate to contact me. Current work in progress/updates CEA/Te Pūkenga. This ...


AASC’s new investment strategy

At the 2022 AGM, the Treasurer stated in his report that as a result of declining interest rates producing poor returns for our investments, and on recommendation of the Auditor, “the AASC executive will consult with an independent financial advisor to see if there is a better investment ...

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Become a Delegate

Advocate for your department by becoming a delegate. If you're interested in becoming a deletgate, contact us directly at aasc@ara.ac.nz