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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 >>

Educators' Union Supports Tamariki Striking For Climate Action

Friday, 9 April 2021, 11:27 am | NZEI

The country's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, is backing the school students striking for climate action across the country today. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford says the organisation "fully supports tamariki and educators who ... More >>

Union And Employers Call On Government To Increase ECE Funding In 2021 Budget As Union Meetings Get Underway

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 7:09 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

ECE employers have united with the country's largest education union to call on the government to address a teacher shortage and poor pay in Budget 2021. In their letter to Minister Hipkins yesterday afternoon, NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Experiencing Teacher Shortage, Fear Situation Could Worsen

Monday, 22 March 2021, 7:52 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A survey of early childhood educators has revealed significant concerns about the impacts of teacher shortages on teachers and children, and suggests the situation is worsening. The survey, conducted by NZEI Te Riu Roa union's 'ECE Voice' campaign, ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Votes To Oppose Streaming

Friday, 12 March 2021, 1:23 pm | NZEI

The leadership of the country’s largest education union have voted today to formally oppose streaming in schools. The NZEI Te Riu Roa National Executive and Te Reo Areare, its Miro Māori Council, adopted the position at the organisation’s meeting in ... More >>

Nation’s Early Childhood Heroes Recognised On Children’s Day

Sunday, 7 March 2021, 5:49 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Innovation during the COVID-19 lockdowns, support that went above and beyond for families after the Christchurch shootings, mentoring children to be environmental enthusiasts, and tirelessly advocating for a better, more just early childhood education ... More >>