NZEI Te Riu Roa - Latest News [Page 2]

Under-payment for some, and low pay issues rife in ECE

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:21 am | NZEI

A survey of early childhood educators reveals some are earning below the minimum wage, others are paid below the already low minimum rates for the sector, and widespread low-pay across the sector. More >>

Big decisions on agenda at NZEI conference

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 6:45 pm | NZEI

Two major announcements are planned at the NZEI Te Riu Roa conference on Monday October 1. More >>

Primary teachers and principals vote to reject offers

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 3:19 pm | NZEI

Primary teachers and principals have resoundingly rejected the Government’s latest collective agreement offers. More >>

NZEI welcomes plan to support vulnerable children

Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:27 pm | 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 ... More >>

Growing parental concern about teacher crisis

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 8:45 am | NZEI

Public concern about the teacher shortage remains strong - and has grown among those with primary-aged children - along with support for a significant teacher pay rise, according to new research. More >>

Teachers welcome return of democracy at Teaching Council

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:32 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says teachers will welcome the return of their democratic right to elect members of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council). More >>

Support Workers ratify pay equity settlement for education

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 8:37 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is pleased to announce on Suffrage Day, the ratification of the pay equity settlement for 329 Education Support Workers who work for the Ministry of Education. More >>

Primary teachers and principals to vote on new offer

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 9:32 am | NZEI

The Ministry of Education has tabled new collective agreement offers for primary teachers and principals, who will hold secret online ballots next week to vote on whether to accept the offers. More >>

Treasury funding advice is discriminatory

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 9:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and IHC are shocked to discover that Treasury advised the Government to scale back funding for children with additional needs, knowing this would mean thousands of children staying on waiting lists for learning support. More >>

Primary school leaders displaying symptoms of PTSD

Monday, 10 September 2018, 9:35 am | NZEI

Primary school leaders are struggling, and it’s getting worse, with some showing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the results of a survey conducted by NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Australian Catholic University. More >>

Educators welcome proposal for Te Reo Māori in schools

Monday, 10 September 2018, 9:08 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed a renewed call from the Green Party for universal te reo Maori, and want to take it one step further starting te reo Māori in early childhood education. More >>

Principal survey highlights dire impacts of teacher shortage

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 7:52 am | NZEI

A survey of 700* primary and intermediate principals shows that a dire shortage of teachers is already disrupting children’s learning in most schools, with 30% reporting no suitable applicants for vacancies and 90% struggling to find relievers. More >>

Primary teachers negotiating again today

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 1:01 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education will continue negotiations today, in a further attempt to make progress on the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement. More >>

More pay talks set for next week

Friday, 24 August 2018, 6:35 pm | NZEI

This week there has been a further two days of bargaining for both teacher and principal members. More >>

Learning Support Specialists strike tomorrow

Monday, 20 August 2018, 1:55 pm | NZEI

NZEI TE Riu Roa members who are psychologists, speech language therapists and other learning support specialists, employed directly by the Ministry of Education, are set to strike for a day on Tuesday 21 August. More >>

Teachers and principals continue negotiations

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:07 am | 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. More >>

Strike vote by overloaded Learning Support specialists

Friday, 17 August 2018, 8:47 am | NZEI

NZEI TE Riu Roa members who are psychologists, speech language therapists and other learning support specialists, employed directly by the Ministry of Education, are set to strike for a day on Tuesday 21 August, following the results of a secret ballot ... More >>

Teachers look forward to negotiations

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:25 pm | NZEI

Support for teachers and principals in rallies all over the country yesterday was overwhelming, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart. More >>

Pay equity settlement reached for support workers

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 3:21 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Four Ministry of Education Support Workers enjoyed a celebratory cup of tea with the Prime Minister this afternoon, to mark the historic signing of the education sector's first pay equity settlement. More >>

Nationwide rallies and marches tomorrow

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:36 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

About 29,000 primary teachers, principals and their supporters will be taking to the streets in public events around New Zealand tomorrow. More >>



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