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Uturn On One Of Labour’s Broken Promises

Tuesday, 17 December 2002, 9:36 am | September 20 Committee

“The PPTA President’s reported comments that the Minister of Education willl now return the non-degreed teachers issue to the ADR is only a first step to fixing the disparity in pay rates in school staff rooms,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the ... More >>

Black Friday For State Workers

Friday, 13 December 2002, 9:59 am | September 20 Committee

“The rushing through yesterday of the Remuneration Authority Act by MPs has increased the resolve of State teachers for pay rates linked to their bosses,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. “Teachers are seeking a link ... More >>

Support at Prize Giving Requested

Wednesday, 4 December 2002, 9:00 am | September 20 Committee

“Principals and Boards have been asked to make a statement of support for their non degreed staff during their end of year prize givings this week,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. “Secondary schools have their junior prize ... More >>

STA Advice on Top-ups Duplicitous

Monday, 25 November 2002, 8:35 am | September 20 Committee

“Advice sent to Boards of Trustees by the School Trustees Association (STA) concerning the Board’s ability to top-up the salary of teachers with Diplomas rather than Degrees is at best duplicitous,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said ... More >>

Mallard Given Deadline At Last By PPTA

Monday, 18 November 2002, 9:38 am | September 20 Committee

“PPTA has taken a step in the right direction by giving the Minister of Education a deadline of this Thursday 21st November to recall the arbitration panel,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. “PPTA’s announcement ... More >>

PPTA President Needs To Get Facts Correct

Wednesday, 13 November 2002, 4:38 pm | September 20 Committee

“PPTA’s President Jen McCutcheon should get her facts right before criticising a pressure group which has worked hard in the interests of non-degreed teachers,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. He was responding to ... More >>

Decision on New Union Deferred For One Week

Monday, 11 November 2002, 8:33 am | September 20 Committee

“Pukekohe High School non-degreed teachers have shown they have no confidence in PPTA by resigning en masse and calling on others to follow suit,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. “Feedback to our group shows ... More >>

Facts Show Even Poor Boards Could Top Up Salaries

Monday, 4 November 2002, 8:13 am | September 20 Committee

“The facts from last year’s annual reports shows that even low decile Boards do have the money to top up teacher salaries like Burnside High where relativity problems have arisen,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. ... More >>

Action on Degree Equiv Needed From PPTA

Friday, 1 November 2002, 8:39 am | September 20 Committee

“The PPTA Executive meeting in Wellington over the next two days must call their much quoted ‘plan of action’ if degree equivalent teachers are to have their issues sorted quickly,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. ... More >>

MOE Caught Reversing Own Staff Decisions

Monday, 21 October 2002, 1:27 pm | September 20 Committee

“The Ministry of Education is attempting to use the arbitration panel decision to reverse the decisions made by its own staff over the last decade about degree equivalent qualifications, ” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. More >>

Rush to Ratify Shown A Mistake

Friday, 18 October 2002, 12:21 am | September 20 Committee

“The unilateral action by the Ministry of Education in forcing teachers to go through the degree equivalent hoop a second time shows how wrong the PPTA Executive was to rush to ratification in August, ” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 ... More >>

Veto On NCEA Pilots Till Sec Settlement

Monday, 14 October 2002, 9:38 am | September 20 Committee

“Teachers affected by the Degree equivalence issue will veto the NCEA level II pilots till the Government announces they will get equal pay, ” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. “Schools require total consensus to proceed ... More >>

Abuse of Power By Teachers’ Council Member

Wednesday, 9 October 2002, 5:00 pm | September 20 Committee

“A PPTA appointee to the Teachers’ Council, Senior Vice President, Graeme Macann, is guilty of a serious abuse of his power and should resign immediately,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. “His actions are like ... More >>

Sec Students Told “Bring Extra Pen and Paper”

Monday, 7 October 2002, 9:28 am | September 20 Committee

“Parents would be advised to throw an extra pen and pad into their children’s backpack for Term 4 as a ban on practicals takes effect tomorrow, ” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. “The fact that the Degree Equivalent teacher ... More >>

Escalating Ban on “Practicals” If Mediation Fails

Friday, 27 September 2002, 2:13 pm | September 20 Committee

“Our Committee will ask all secondary teachers to join or support an escalating ban on practical classes if the Ministry continues stonewalling at mediation this week, ” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. Mr Cooney stated ... More >>

PPTA President Told to Cut the Insults

Tuesday, 24 September 2002, 9:43 am | September 20 Committee

“PPTA President Jen McCutcheon needs to stop telling half truths and insulting her own members (paying her $550 per annum) - and begin actually representing the 25% of teachers without degrees,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group ... More >>

PPTA President’s U-Turn Welcome But …

Tuesday, 24 September 2002, 12:53 am | September 20 Committee

“PPTA President Jen McCutcheon U-Turn on taking industrial action to include Degree Equivalent Teachers in the 12.1% pay rise is welcome but the horse has already bolted,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. He was responding ... More >>

 

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