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Primary teachers and principals meet to consider options – NZEI

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Thousands of primary teachers and principals meet to consider options Thousands of primary teachers and principals gathered in meetings and rallies across Auckland today, on the first day of a week of rolling one-day strikes. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart joined one of more than 100 rallies held on roadsides across the city. […]

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Government announcement on learning support a big win for teachers and students -NZEI

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Prime Minister’s announcement this afternoon that the Government will fully fund 600 Learning Support Coordinator positions in 2020 is a big win for children and a big win for teachers and principals. Having a funded Learning Support Coordinator (also known as a Special Education Needs Coordinator or SENCO) position in every school has been […]

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Teachers set to vote on strike action – NZEI

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Teachers set to vote on strike action – NZEI

Primary teachers and principals are set to begin voting tomorrow on whether to undertake a week of strike action in November. The ballot follows the rejection of the Ministry of Education’s latest offers to teachers and principals in September, which NZEI Te Riu Roa members said failed to adequately address the crisis in education. NZEI […]

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Large surplus announced by Treasury shows Government has the room it needs to end the crisis in education today – NZEI

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The large surplus announced by Treasury today shows the Government has the room it needs to end the crisis in education today. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says the strong economic result provides an opportunity for the Government to revise its offer to primary teachers and principals and avoid further potential strike action […]

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Primary teachers and principals vote to reject Ministry offers – NZEI

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Primary teachers and principals vote to reject Ministry offers – NZEI

Primary teachers and principals have resoundingly rejected the Government’s latest collective agreement offers. The secret online ballot for NZEI Te Riu Roa members closed on Tuesday night. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart said members had sent a clear message that the offers did not address concerns about the growing teacher shortage, time to […]

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NZEI welcomes plan to support vulnerable children – NZEI

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZEI welcomes plan to support vulnerable children – NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s plan for a Learning Support Coordinator in every school to work with our most vulnerable children and to get them the support that they need as part of a draft disability and learning support action plan published today. Acting Minister of Education Tracey Martin has said that […]

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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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