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COVID Vaccinations Vital To Keep Our Educators And Tamariki Safe

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 11:35 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa fully supports the Government’s public health advice mandating that all staff in schools and early childhood centres are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 1 January, 2022 and receive their first dose by 15 November, just ... More >>

Migrant Teachers Offered Residency Visa For Skills Shortage But More Needs To Be Done On Pay Parity

Friday, 1 October 2021, 9:23 am | NZEI

Migrant ECE teachers and their union have welcomed the news of a one-off residence visa announced today, saying it is a sensible step towards addressing the ECE teacher shortage. However, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford says it's ironic that ... More >>

ECE relief teachers present COVID pay petition to Government

Friday, 17 September 2021, 4:01 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A union-backed petition to ensure ECE relief teachers are paid during lockdown, signed by nearly 5,000 teachers and supporters, was delivered to Government via Zoom this afternoon. The petition, addressed to Education Minister Chris Hipkins and received ... More >>

Backpedaling of ECE pay parity commitment will hurt teachers

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 10:09 am | NZEI

More than 5000 ECE teachers will lose access to pay increases they were eligible for next year because of backpedaling on pay parity by Education Minister Chris Hipkins, their union NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Union, teachers and employer celebrate new agreement

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 8:03 am | NZEI

South Auckland early childhood teachers and their employer, Early Learning Counties Manukau, are celebrating a bold new collective agreement that delivers significant progress toward pay parity with kindergarten and primary teachers. More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Supports Kōhanga Reo Push For Tohu Whakapakari Qualification Recognition

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 9:23 am | NZEI

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa has today announced it is backing Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust's campaign to have its three-year qualification, Tohu Whakapakari, recognised as a teaching qualification by the Ministry of Education and NZQA. Matua ... More >>

A $100K Difference In Pay Over Ten Years - Union Says ECE Pay Parity Needs To Be Accelerated

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 8:25 am | NZEI

Early childhood education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says today's pay increase for ECE teachers on the minimum rates is not enough to stem a crisis in the sector. Teacher vacancies ballooned from 500 to over 600 in just a week last month, more than all ... More >>

ECE Teachers Welcome Parliament's Next Step Toward Pay Parity

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 3:01 pm | NZEI

The union for ECE teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa, is welcoming the Education and Workforce Select Committee's recommendation that Parliament approve legislative changes enabling the next steps toward pay parity for early childhood teachers. The Bill amending ... More >>

Union Says Poor Pay And Conditions To Blame For Skyrocketing ECE Vacancies

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 8:58 am | NZEI

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says ECE centres are struggling to fill vacancies - and it's all down to the sector's low pay and poor conditions. For the first time since it began collecting data late last year, NZEI Te Riu Roa says ECE vacancies ... More >>

Urgent Action Must Be Taken To Improve Access To Early Childhood Education

Friday, 18 June 2021, 5:15 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says a new report shows urgent action must be taken to improve access to early childhood education. A report released by UNICEF today ranks New Zealand 33rd of 41 EU and OECD countries based on their national ECE and paid parental leave ... More >>

Union Hosts Free Matariki Hui Online

Friday, 18 June 2021, 2:12 pm | NZEI

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa is set to host five online wāhanga this weekend ahead of Matariki - a follow up from its successful 2020 Matariki series on Matariki and tamariki. Saturday's programme features a range of incredible speakers - Stacey ... More >>

Report: NZ's Primary School Staffing Model "a Barrier To Achieving The Goals Of A Modern Education System"

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 9:57 am | NZEI

A landmark report released today recommends bold changes to staffing in New Zealand primary schools to address equity issues preventing our children reaching their potential. NZEI Te Riu Roa invited an independent panel of education experts, chaired by Steve ... More >>

New Research Shows Teacher And Principal Health And Wellbeing Much Worse Than General Population

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 7:00 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Results from NZEI Te Riu Roa’s 2020 Health and Wellbeing Survey show that workload related stress for both principals and teachers is at a level far exceeding the general population. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford says the results are unsurprising ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa: Budget Education Spending A Missed Opportunity To Address Inequities For Tamariki And Educators

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:18 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says more must be done to address decades of underspending that have compounded the impacts of inequality on tamariki and people working in education. Key education spending in the Budget includes over $630m toward new classrooms and ... More >>

Education Union Welcomes Improved Sick Leave Entitlements

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 12:02 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming last night's law change improving sick leave, increasing the minimum legal entitlement to ten days. The union says that the issue of sick leave is important across the education sector, but particularly in early childhood ... More >>

Teaching Union NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Unteach Racism

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 1:30 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is today welcoming the launch of Unteach Racism , a campaign by the Teaching Council that seeks to provide teachers with the tools to confront and dismantle racism in schools, kura, and early childhood education centres. "We ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Pay Parity Progress

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 12:01 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa are welcoming a pre-Budget announcement today that commits a further $170m toward increasing pay in the sector. Currently, ECE teachers earn as much as $17,000 per year less than their kindergarten peers with the same qualifications ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Launches New Learning Support Campaign Ngā Aukaha All In For Tamariki

Monday, 10 May 2021, 3:12 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has launched a new campaign that spans not only their membership but parents and advocates too, to fix Aotearoa’s learning support system. Ngā Aukaha All in for Tamariki will campaign on issues of funding and access to learning ... More >>

May Day Call For Early Childhood Teachers To Be Paid Fairly

Saturday, 1 May 2021, 5:55 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The country's largest education union is calling on the Government to step in to correct pay injustices in the early childhood sector this International Workers' Day. To coincide with May Day, NZEI Te Riu Roa members and supporters are set to ... More >>

Pasifika Education Leaders Come Together For National Pasifika Fono

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 9:28 am | NZEI

Pasifika educators are meeting in Ōtautahi Christchurch today and tomorrow to consider how our education system could be redesigned to be more responsive to Pasifika learners. Held by the country's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, the national Pasifika ... More >>