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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 >>

Kiwi Response Needed To Address Dropping International Student Rankings

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 11:07 am | NZEI

In response to our declining ranking in international maths and science tests, New Zealand educators say we should be focusing on the gap in achievement between Pasifika and Māori and Pakeha students, rather than measuring the difference between us and ... More >>

Schools Excluded From Govt Coal Commitment

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 5:20 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa is disappointed the education sector has been excluded from a state sector phase-out of coal boilers by 2025, announced today. The announcement , made by the Prime Minister today, notes that schools are included in principle ... More >>

Thousands Of Women In Education Sector To Benefit From Pay Equity Claims

Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2:21 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

As the Equal Pay Amendment Act comes into force, 10 pay equity claims affecting thousands of women across the education sector, including for all early childhood education teachers have been raised by their union, NZEI Te Riu Roa. This Saturday ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Government's Wellbeing Announcement For Educators

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 1:35 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s commitment of additional counselling and advice services for educators in early learning services and schools, especially in the current Covid environment. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Labour Promise To Provide Mental Health Support To Students

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:39 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says Labour's promise to provide mental health support in primary and intermediate schools would deliver a much-needed resource for both children and teachers, especially given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. If re-elected, Labour's ... More >>

Politicians To Go Head To Head On Education Issues In Election Debate

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 5:41 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

WHAT NZEI Te Riu Roa is hosting a political debate to put parliamentary parties' education policies to the test ahead of the General Election, with a focus on early childhood, primary education, support staff and learning support. Candidates include ... More >>

Labour Promise To Extend Sick Leave Will Have Huge Impact In Early Childhood Education

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2:30 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming Labour's announcement today that it would double minimum sick leave entitlements to 10 days per year if returned to Government. President Liam Rutherford says inadequate sick leave is an issue across the education sector, ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Says Fixing The Pay Gap For Kaiako Must Extend To Kōhanga Reo

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2:15 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says Kōhanga Reo kaiako can’t afford to be left out in the cold when pay and funding gaps in ECE are addressed. This week Labour joined the Green Party in including pay parity for early childhood teachers in their election pledges. ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Wero In Māori Party Education Policy

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 5:12 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the wero set out in the Māori Party’s newly-released education policy . NZEI Te Riu Roa Matua Takawaenga, Laures Park, says the union backs more support and resourcing for kaupapa Māori education, Māori approaches ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Celebrate Labour’s Pay Parity Commitment

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 10:50 am | NZEI

Early childhood education (ECE) teachers across the country are celebrating this morning following a $600m commitment by the Labour Party to move towards pay parity for qualified teachers if re-elected. NZEI Te Riu Roa says the policy commitment ... More >>

National's Education Policy - The Good,bad And Ugly

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:48 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming some of the National Party's newly-announced education policy, but President Liam Rutherford says the plans needs to be considered in light of their actions during nine years in Government. "Plans to reduce class sizes ... More >>

Labour Nearly There On Pay Parity Commitment For Next Term

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 12:18 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Chris Hipkins' strong comments in support of early childhood education pay parity this week are promising, but the sector needs a firm commitment and funding, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. Despite having specialist qualifications at the same level, and ... More >>

Alarming Rise In ECE Complaints Highlights Under-resourcing Of Sector

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 12:01 pm | NZEI

The Ministry of Education's data on complaints and incidents in early childhood education services, released this week, shows an alarming increase since 2013. The number of complaints between 2013 and 2019 increased 69% (246 in 2013 to 415 in 2019) ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Call For Government Investment With Shovel-Ready Day Of Action

Friday, 28 August 2020, 5:16 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Early childhood educators and their supporters have picked up their shovels today and posed for pictures to draw attention to the sector’s readiness for ‘shovel-ready’ investment. Ahead of October’s election, the teachers, parents and whānau have ... More >>

National Party’s Recycled Employment Policies Are Stale And Mean – NZEI Te Riu Roa

Friday, 28 August 2020, 10:38 am | NZEI

The National Party’s recycled policy of scrapping and reinstating 90 days trials are stale and mean, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford says such policies have a negative impact on people’s right to decent working conditions ... More >>