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Novopay a clear winner in this year’s Roger Awards

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:27 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Talent2, the company that bought us Novopay, is a deserving winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Roger Awards for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand. More >>

Living Wage for Learning events to call for a fair go

Friday, 28 March 2014, 4:03 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Community events in Auckland and Wellington tomorrow will call for a Living Wage and a halt to the growing inequity in our schools and society. More >>

Low decile schools need more support from government

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:23 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Principals and teachers at low decile schools need more support from the government to ensure that all children get equitable access to education. More >>

Support staff to hold paid union meetings over a Living Wage

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:32 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

School support staff will be attending paid union meetings in schools all around New Zealand over the next fortnight to discuss the Education Ministry’s latest offer around career pathways and pay, and to determine their action. More >>

Teachers to vote on engagement with education proposals

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:31 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary teachers will soon vote on a set of principles to determine whether their representatives will continue to be involved in the working group for the Government’s $359 million plan to fund highly paid new roles for some principals and teachers. More >>

Govt strikes another unfair blow to vulnerable families

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4:49 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Many New Zealand workers and their families are again under attack from the government as the Employment Relations Amendment Bill looks set to pass its second reading in Parliament today. More >>

Teachers seek transparency over government education agenda

Monday, 17 March 2014, 3:41 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the government to either confirm or deny radical plans over school funding. More >>

Teachers to lose their voice under new legislation

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 4:16 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Government legislation which will remove the right of teachers to directly elect their own professional body and devalues the teaching profession will be opposed by teachers, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Promotion of quality ECE needs right policies and funding

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 3:18 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Minister of Education's focus on promoting quality early childhood education in a new project aimed at parents, but says the Government must commit to the right policies and funding if all parents and youngsters are actually ... More >>

Paid Parental Leave is an affordable investment

Friday, 28 February 2014, 12:58 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The best present the Government could give babies and young children on Children’s Day this Sunday would be to reverse its opposition to the extension of paid parental leave to 26 weeks, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Minimum pay rise not enough for struggling families

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 9:14 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A fifty cents an hour rise in the minimum wage will do little to provide relief for families struggling to feed kids on low wages. More >>

Charter schools funded for more staff than state schools

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 4:24 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is questioning why it appears the government is funding more staff positions at a south Auckland primary charter school compared to a similar sized state school. More >>

NZEI: Investment in quality in early years will boost equity

Monday, 27 January 2014, 4:08 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

27 January 2014 Labour's pledge to invest more in children's earliest years will increase their opportunities for success at school and in life, as well as addressing child poverty, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

All children deserve qualified early childhood ed leadership

Friday, 20 December 2013, 5:01 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for the Government to fund quality leadership across the early childhood education sector, following the proposed settlement recognising the value of kindergarten head teachers. More >>

Kindergarten teachers celebrate bargaining breakthrough

Monday, 16 December 2013, 5:03 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education have reached a proposed settlement on a new kindergarten collective agreement that would see teachers retain parity with their primary colleagues and a new allowance for head teachers. More >>

Where's the Accountability?

Friday, 6 December 2013, 8:58 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Claims that a Northland charter school that has received $1.6 million of public money has bought 81 hectares of farmland need immediate investigation, NZEI Te Riu Roa said today. A second round of charter school applications, due to start shortly, ... More >>

Research Reveals National Standards Damage to Schools

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 9:03 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary education in New Zealand has already been damaged by National Standards and inequality is set to grow. Those are two key findings of a three year research project released today (Thursday 28 November) by Waikato University into the effect of National ... More >>

NZEI backs call for fairer investment in young children

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 10:56 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Parliament’s Health Select Committee has sent a clear message to the government that it needs to put more focus on quality early childhood education (ECE) to address child poverty and social inequity. More >>

Kindergarten teachers meet over funding stalemate

Monday, 18 November 2013, 10:53 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Kindergarten teachers around the country are meeting this week to discuss what action to take over the government’s continued cuts to kindergarten teacher funding. More >>

NZEI supports Kohanga Reo teachers and whanau

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 2:25 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Te Kohanga Reo has made enormous progress in nurturing Te Reo Maori since its inception 32 years ago and NZEI Te Riu Roa is hopeful that current allegations will not derail the excellent work being done at all levels of the movement. More >>

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