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Teachers and principals continue negotiations – NZEI

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Teachers and principals continue negotiations – NZEI

Principals and teachers today enter their 21st day of talks since May, and are hopeful negotiations will lead to progress towards a settlement following strike action and an out-pouring of public support last week. Principals are in negotiations this morning, and teachers’ negotiations are booked for Thursday. Teachers’ lead negotiator Liam Rutherford said: “We have […]

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Survey shows public support for pay equity – NZEI

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Survey shows public support for pay equity – NZEI

Research into public attitudes shows strong support for ending the historic underpayment of teacher aides and early childhood educators, who are working towards pay equity settlements. NZEI Te Riu Roa commissioned The Navigators to undertake the research. 91% of the 1015 New Zealanders surveyed agreed that students with additional learning needs require more support, and […]

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Teachers and principals vote overwhelmingly for change – NZEI

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Teachers and principals vote overwhelmingly for change – NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is going into its collective agreement negotiations soon with a strong mandate for change. In just released figures, NZEI teachers and principal members voted resoundingly at meetings in March (99.5% of teachers and 99% of principals) to support and take an active part in the It’s Time Kua Tae Te Wā […]

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NZEI welcomes removal of hurdles to pay justice for women – NZEI

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZEI welcomes removal of hurdles to pay justice for women – NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed joint recommendations from business, unions and government officials to scrap the hurdles to pay equity proposed by the previous National Government. The Labour-led Government announced this morning it would look at the recommendations from a joint working party to make it easier for women to make pay equity claims. […]

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Workload, mentoring, pay: new educators call for action – NZEI

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Workload, mentoring, pay: new educators call for action – NZEI

It’s time for the new Labour-led Government to prioritise better support for new teachers if the teacher shortage crisis is to be averted, a national hui of New Educators said at the weekend. Beginning teachers attending a NZEI Te Riu Roa New Educators’ Hui in Palmerston North say the high workload, low pay and lack […]

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Nonsensical Ministry decision to refuse fair recruitment payments to primary teachers – NZEI

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Nonsensical Ministry decision to refuse fair recruitment payments to primary teachers – NZEI

A Ministry of Education refusal to pay the same value “recruitment, retention and responsibility” (3R) payments to primary teachers as secondary teachers is nonsensical in the face of the current teacher shortage, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. Late last year the Government established a $1 million fund from which schools could apply for 3R funding, […]

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Educators welcome child poverty reduction measures – NZEI

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Educators welcome child poverty reduction measures – NZEI

Changes announced today by the Government on how it will monitor and reduce child poverty have been welcomed by educators around the country. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says NZEI members, who work with very young children through to teenagers, see the effects of poverty on children’s education and general wellbeing every day […]

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Children are the focus in new post-National Standards era – NZEI

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Children are the focus in new post-National Standards era – NZEI

Primary principals and teachers look forward to a fresh start this year using robust and well-regarded assessment tools, instead of shonky National Standards. With a focus on our world-leading curriculum, teachers will be freed to teach and to engage children in the learning that really motivates them. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart said […]

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Educators ask for funding to settle pay equity claims – NZEI

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Educators ask for funding to settle pay equity claims – NZEI

Educators working in schools and early childhood services are welcoming the new Government’s commitment to ending the gender pay gap for women and are asking that Budget 2018 includes money to speedily settle their pay equity claims. The Minister for Women has pledged to end the 12 percent gap in gender pay in the core […]

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NZEI welcomes Govt support for children with extra needs

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZEI welcomes Govt support for children with extra needs

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the education policies outlined today in the agreements between Labour and New Zealand First and the Greens. NZEI President Lynda Stuart said parents and educators would be especially pleased that the Labour-Green confidence and supply deal included ensuring that children with special needs and learning disabilities can fully participate in […]

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Educators call on new government to take action – NZEI

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Educators call on new government to take action – NZEI

Teachers and educators have huge hope that the new Labour led Government will herald the rebuilding of New Zealand’s public education system and restore our children’s birthright to a free, world-class education. Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First have all promised to restore funding for schools and early childhood education, and scrap discredited policies […]

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Coalition talks should see big wins for education – NZEI

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Coalition talks should see big wins for education – NZEI

Whatever Government coalition emerges from negotiations in the coming weeks, educators are optimistic of major progress on the funding and quality of education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. “New Zealand First is likely to have a significant influence on the shape of any future Government. The fact it has campaigned strongly on improving education for […]

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ACT announces latest plan to undermine public education – NZEI

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on ACT announces latest plan to undermine public education – NZEI

The latest ACT Party education policy, announced today, is a transparent attempt to undermine public education, teachers and unions that’s straight out of the party’s playbook, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. “For the Under Secretary of Education, David Seymour is staggeringly out of touch with what teachers say matters to them and what public schools […]

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National Standards Plus a big minus for children’s learning – NZEI

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on National Standards Plus a big minus for children’s learning – NZEI

The government’s plans to spend millions building a computer tool to track children’s progress as it happens, based on shonky National Standards, is an obsession with data gone mad, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. Requiring teachers to input standardised assessment data across a range of subjects in real time for 30 or more students in […]

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More teaching time, not more measurement, teachers say – NZEI

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on More teaching time, not more measurement, teachers say – NZEI

Imposing further measurement of children’s progress on the shaky foundation of controversial National Standards is bad policy and bad for children, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced yesterday Cabinet had decided primary schools must measure progress as well as achievement, especially for children who aren’t succeeding. NZEI President Lynda Stuart says […]

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Robbing kids to pay for roads – NZEI

By   /  August 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Robbing kids to pay for roads – NZEI

A bigger than expected surplus has only been possible because of the chronic underfunding of the education of New Zealand’s children, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. NZEI President Lynda Stuart said educators would be sickened by the size of the surplus, after years of being told there wasn’t money for the funding jolt desperately needed […]

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