NZEI Te Riu Roa - Latest News [Page 1]

NZEI Supports Students' Petition

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 2:03 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is throwing its support behind a petition started by three inspirational students at Macleans College in Auckland who have demonstrated that social awareness and positive activism is alive and well amongst the younger members of Aotearoa. ... More >>

NZEI Seeking Feedback On Unified Pay Proposal

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 12:31 am | NZEI

New Zealand’s largest education union NZEI Te Riu Roa is looking forward to members’ response to a Council of Trade Unions’ proposal to negotiate a unified pay agreement between public sector unions and the Government. The proposal to join negotiations ... More >>

Big Step Towards Fair Pay For Vulnerable Workers - NZEI Te Riu Roa

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 1:34 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

11 June 2022 New Zealand’s largest education union NZEI Te Riu Roa has been heartened by the International Labour Union’s support for the introduction of Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs), saying they will lift quality in the early childhood education sectors by ... More >>

A Budget Of Two Halves For Tamariki - NZEI Te Riu Roa

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:19 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s largest education union says there are a number of pleasing aspects of this year’s Budget but it is frustrating to see no long-term commitment to fixing the issues of under staffing and increased work demands that affect the quality of ... More >>

ERP Supported But Bolder Steps Needed

Monday, 16 May 2022, 7:25 pm | NZEI

New Zealand’s largest education union NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan released earlier today but is urging it to take even bolder steps as Aotearoa transitions to a low carbon economy. NZEI Te Riu Roa President ... More >>

New Aotearoa Histories Curriculum Welcomed

Friday, 18 March 2022, 3:04 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the introduction of the new Aotearoa Histories curriculum and Te Takanga o Te Wā for students from next year, and is urging the government to invest in professional learning time and curriculum advisory services so teachers ... More >>

OECD Report Highlights Need For Increased Equity Funding & Support For Disadvantaged Schools

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 10:24 am | NZEI

A new OECD report highlights the need for increased levels of equity funding and better support for teachers and school leaders in disadvantaged schools, according to NZEI Te Riu Roa. The report, Mending the Education Divide: Getting Strong Teachers ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Launches Campaign To Improve Support For School Leaders

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 11:04 am | NZEI

The government needs to urgently address the critical shortfall in support for the country’s primary school leaders or their health and wellbeing will continue to decline at an alarming rate, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford has said. ... More >>

Stephanie Mills New National Secretary At NZEI Te Riu Roa

Friday, 25 February 2022, 2:54 pm | NZEI

New Zealand’s largest education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa has appointed Stephanie Mills as National Secretary Korimako Tangiata. She will take up the role on 7 March. She is currently the Director of Campaigns and leads the ECE Voice project at NZEI ... More >>

Covid-19 Has Caused A Further Decline In Wellbeing For Teachers And Principals

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 8:34 am | NZEI

An ERO survey released today shows that over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, teacher and principal wellbeing has markedly declined. Survey results show that teachers’ enjoyment of work has declined from 62 percent to 56 percent and only a third felt ... More >>

Result Of Inquiry Into Former Charter Schools Use Of Public Money Shameful

Friday, 26 November 2021, 11:27 am | NZEI

The Office of the Auditor General’s (OAG) inquiry into management fees paid by former Charter Schools, South Auckland Middle School and Middle School West Auckland shows how flawed the Act Party's Charter School’s policy was, particularly in regards ... More >>

Teaching Union NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Provision Of Counselling Support In Schools

Monday, 8 November 2021, 11:53 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is today welcoming the announcement of $10.3 million towards counselling in 141 schools across the country over this year and next. “It is very encouraging to see this announcement, especially after the events of the last two years,” says ... More >>

Early Childhood Sector Calls For Action On Pay Parity In Day Of Action

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 12:39 pm | NZEI

Early childhood teachers and their supporters are holding a Day of Action on Saturday 6 November to make it clear to the Education Minister Chris Hipkins that they want immediate action on pay parity to help address a growing staffing crisis. They will ... More >>

NZEI Te Rui Roa Welcomes Transformation Of Disability System

Friday, 29 October 2021, 6:22 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes today’s announcement from the Government to make Aotearoa more accessible for our disabled community. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says that the visibility and recognition that the establishment of standalone accessibility ... More >>

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 >>