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NZEI Te Riu Roa - Latest News [Page 1]

Prime Minister's Punitive Welfare Sanctions Will Harm Children And Their Learning

Monday, 19 February 2024, 6:28 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, strongly condemns the punitive sanctions against people on welfare benefits Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has announced this afternoon, saying that any sanctions a government takes ... More >>

OIA Shows The Eyewatering True Cost Of Charter Schools

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 9:14 am | NZEI

The National and ACT experiment with charter schools that ran from 2014 to 2018 cost up to $48,421 per student annually, more than six times the average funding spent on students in state schools, new OIA documents released to NZEI Te Riu Roa ... More >>

School Lunches Essential But Reinvest Any Savings Into Education

Friday, 2 February 2024, 11:21 am | NZEI

Aotearoa's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, says the Government's decision to continue to fund Ka Ora, Ka Ao Healthy School Lunches programme is commonsense in ensuring successful learning outcomes for tamariki. However, Prime Minister Christopher ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Teachers Take Action Urging Government To Prioritise Tamariki

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 3:31 pm | NZEI

Kaiako and kaimahi working in early childhood education (ECE) are holding a national day of action to call on the new government to put tamariki first by prioritising improvements to the ECE sector. The new government’s clear intention to scrap a ... More >>

Fund Full Pay Parity For ECE Educators Before Paying Landlords

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 11:16 am | NZEI

A policy decision in the recently released National-ACT coalition agreement documents means landlords will receive a large Christmas bonus that no one voted for – at the expense of tamariki and their educators. Landlords would now receive around $3 ... More >>

Children Need A Government That Cares About Early Learning, Not Removing Rights And Safeguards Of Quality

Friday, 24 November 2023, 3:26 pm | NZEI

The government should be focusing on better early childhood education funding, not regulation, if it wants the quality and safety of early learning for tamariki to be improved, says NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand's largest education union. Pay parity ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Should Not Be Short-changed Because Of Inadequate Forecasting

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 1:48 pm | NZEI

The incoming government has an urgent job to do fixing early childhood education funding, education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says. A recently released Cabinet paper from September shows the previous Labour Government walked back from their commitment ... More >>

Strike Action

Monday, 6 November 2023, 3:52 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Following a vote from NZEI Te Riu Roa members, NZEI advised on 16 October to all employers party to the Early Childhood Education Collective Agreement 2023 (ECECA), that a strike will take place. This affects around 100 Early Childhood Centres whose ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Teachers Strike Over Essential Funding

Monday, 6 November 2023, 10:43 am | NZEI

Kaiako and kaimahi from around 100 early childhood education centres across the motu will take strike action for the first time ever on Wednesday 8 November after voting last month to take industrial action. The teachers, who are part of the Early ... More >>

Funding The Basics Brilliantly Would Be A Start

Friday, 29 September 2023, 3:39 pm | NZEI

Both major parties needed to have prioritised ongoing new investment in children and education in their allowances for new spending, NZEI Te Riu Roa president Mark Potter said today. “The two fiscal plans released this week made pre-commitments ... More >>

Largest ECE Survey In Years, Kōriporipo, Highlights Teachers Under Pressure

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 9:17 am | NZEI

The largest survey of the early childhood sector in Aotearoa in recent years, Kōriporipo, shines a light on the immense pressures facing ECE kaiako and kaimahi and makes recommendations that could transform the sector. Undertaken by NZEI Te Riu Roa, the most alarming ... More >>

Smaller Class Sizes Will Genuinely Put Tamariki At Centre Of Education

Monday, 11 September 2023, 5:29 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Smaller class sizes are one of the most important steps we can make to improve learning in primary schools, NZEI Te Riu Roa said today off the back of a Ministerial Advisory Group Reviewing School Staffing announcement. NZEI Te Riu Roa president Mark Potter ... More >>

Teachers, Not Politicians, Should Decide Teaching Strategies, Education Union Says

Sunday, 10 September 2023, 9:46 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The president of NZEI Te Riu Roa, Mark Potter, says the National Party’s new education policy requiring all schools and all teachers to teach literacy in the same way ignores the importance of the professional judgement teachers make daily about what works ... More >>

Pay Parity In ECE Needs Long Term Commitment

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 6:43 pm | NZEI

ECE teachers welcome today’s announcement of funding to match the pay increases won by their colleagues in kindergarten and schooling. However, NZEI Te Riu Roa says that the Government’s decision to kick the can down the road on guaranteeing funding ... More >>

Learning Support For Tamariki Needs More Funding, Not Budget Cuts

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 3:47 pm | NZEI

Thousands of tamariki are already missing out on the learning support they need to thrive, and any cuts in government budgets must not affect support they need, NZEI Te Riu Roa said today. NZEI Te Riu Roa has today written to the Secretary for ... More >>

Proposed Teaching Requirements Must Be Properly Resourced

Monday, 21 August 2023, 3:17 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa broadly supports the common practice model which has been designed by educational researchers and experts. However, the union, which represents around 30,000 primary school teachers, says time and resourcing to prepare the best learning ... More >>

Area School Teachers Vote To Accept New Collective Agreement

Sunday, 20 August 2023, 8:23 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Area school teachers have voted to accept the latest Ministry of Education collective agreement offer. The offer followed prolonged campaigning by area school teacher members, including participation in the largest education strike in New Zealand history ... More >>

Pay Equity Funding Decision Angers Early Childhood Teachers

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 10:01 am | NZEI

Early childhood teachers are angry and disappointed by news yesterday that the Government has delayed an in-principle decision to fund pay equity for ECE teachers. ECE kaiako are part of a large pay equity claim for all teachers across schooling and ECE that ... More >>

Specialist Learning Support Staff Accept Offer

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 2:12 pm | NZEI

Specialist learning support staff have voted to accept their latest offer from the Ministry of Education and have withdrawn their strike action. Specialist learning support staff cover a huge variety of educational specialists who work to support ... More >>

Principals Call On Ministry To Fund All Lump Sum Payments To Teachers

Monday, 24 July 2023, 8:44 am | NZEI

Primary school principals say some schools will face budget holes and some students may go without resources because the Ministry of Education has changed its initial advice about lump sum payments won by teachers in their latest collective agreement ... More >>





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