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NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Action Plan For Pacific Education

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 9:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the launch of a new Government action plan to support the learning and aspirations of Pacific learners and their families. Sose Annandale, Principal of Russell School in Porirua, was especially pleased to see the expansion ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Funding For Students And Education Workforce After COVID-19 Lockdown

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s funding announcement to support schools and early learning services as they face lower attendance rates after the Covid-19 lockdown. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says the $52m fund, ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Concerned By Growing Number Of Teachers Feeling Unsafe In The Classroom

Friday, 26 June 2020, 9:11 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned at the growing number of primary teachers who feel unsafe in their classroom. The survey from NZCER shows 24% of primary teachers occasionally felt unsafe in their classroom, up from 12% in 2016. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam ... More >>

Pay Equity Claims Processes Kick Off For Admin Staff In Schools And Kaiārahi I Te Reo

Friday, 19 June 2020, 8:43 am | NZEI

School administration staff and kaiārahi i te reo took a step closer to pay equity today with the signing of terms of reference for two pay equity claims between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education. The signing of the terms of reference kick ... More >>

Much To Celebrate In Support Staff Week 2020

Monday, 8 June 2020, 2:11 pm | NZEI

Thousands of school teacher aides have already attended NZEI Te Riu Roa webinars explaining the proposed details of their historic pay equity settlement , as Support Staff Week 2020 launches around the country today. With the week's theme of Celebrating ... More >>

Children The Winners In Major ECE Funding Announcement

Monday, 18 May 2020, 3:10 pm | NZEI

Early childhood teachers are celebrating the reintroduction of extra funding for services with 100% qualified teachers. NZEI Te Riu Roa has been campaigning for a restoration of the 100 per cent funding band since it was scrapped by the National ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Is Welcoming The Government’s Focus On People, Jobs And Reducing Child Poverty

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:22 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says the budget comes amidst extraordinary circumstances, and that the union is supportive of the Government’s approach today to cushion the blow of the Covid-19 crisis. “We’re really encouraged by the Government’s ... More >>

Pay Jolt For Low-paid Early Childhood Teachers A Great First Step Towards Pay Parity

Monday, 11 May 2020, 7:59 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming tonight's announcement of a pay rise of up to 9.6% for the lowest-paid qualified teachers in early childhood education (ECE). NZEI Te Riu Roa ECE representative, Virginia Oakly, says the announcement is a great first ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Investment In Regional Schools And Kura

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 6:18 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming investment in regional school and kura infrastructure announced by the Government today. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford says the programme, which includes upgrades to classrooms at 600 remote or small schools ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Free Flu Jabs For Educators

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 12:52 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says educators across schools and early childhood services will be pleased that the Ministry of Education has announced one-off funding to cover their flu vaccinations undertaken between now and 30 June 2020. NZEI Te Riu Roa President ... More >>

Educators Need Priority For Seasonal Flu Jabs

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 2:12 pm | NZEI

Now that more than 500,000 vulnerable Kiwis and key healthcare workers have received the seasonal flu vaccine, NZEI Te Riu Roa says a priority vaccination programme needs to be set up for educators returning to classrooms and early education services. ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Statement On Reopening Schools And Early Learning Centres

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 3:41 pm | NZEI

"We welcome the clarity from the Government around what alert level three will look like for New Zealand." More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Government's Swift Roll Out Of Learning From Home Initiatives

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 2:30 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government's announcement today of a range of learning from home initiatives to help support learners, whānau, schools and centres through the Covid-19 lockdown. "This announcement is significant and welcome. The package ... More >>

Statement On Government's Decision To Close Schools

Monday, 23 March 2020, 7:34 pm | NZEI

Please attribute the below to Liam Rutherford, President of NZEI Te Riu Roa: "The Government's decision to close schools and early learning centres is a strong, decisive and necessary move in the fight to flatten the curve of Covid-19. ”Schools and ... More >>

Urgent Action Is Needed To Fix Crisis In Early Childhood Education This Children's Day

Saturday, 29 February 2020, 12:59 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Ahead of tomorrow's Children's Day, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford is urging the Government to take action to address the crisis in early childhood education. "We share the Government's aspiration for Aotearoa to be the best place in the ... More >>

School support staff vote to accept Living Wage payrise

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:05 am | NZEI

School support staff have voted to accept collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education, with the Living Wage of $21.15 as the new minimum pay rate. More >>

NZEI calls for urgent implementation of ECE strategy

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:54 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for urgency in implementing the Government's 10-year early learning action plan, He taonga te temaiti, released today. More >>

Karen O'Leary stars in new early childhood fair pay video

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 3:30 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has launched a new video campaign to get the public behind fixing the huge pay gap between qualified early childhood teachers and other teachers. The video features Karen O'Leary, early childhood teacher and star of Wellington Paranormal. More >>

Teacher aides welcome pay equity negotiations

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 1:23 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Teacher aides have welcomed the Ministry of Education's agreement to begin pay equity negotiations in the week of December 16th. More >>

School support staff to consider new collective agreement

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 11:07 am | NZEI

School support staff to consider new collective agreement offer next week 30 November 2019 School support staff who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa will vote on a new collective agreement offer from the Ministry of Education next week that includes a new minimum ... More >>