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School Support Staff Mobilising After Budget 2024 Fails To Deliver

Monday, 10 June 2024, 3:24 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Hundreds of school support staff, essential to supporting children’s learning, are mobilising at paid union meetings from this week to discuss their priorities to take into collective agreement negotiations later this year. More >>

Educators Stand Up For Environmental Protection Of Aotearoa

Friday, 7 June 2024, 8:06 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Aotearoa’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, stands with the coalition of environmental and community groups marching against the Government’s continued attack on the environment, Te Tiriti and democratic decision-making. More >>

A Backwards Budget For Early Childhood Education

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 5:37 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The union for early childhood education and kindergarten teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa, says Budget 2024 doesn’t deliver certainty for the sector or relieve pressure on centres to meet essential costs, nor do anything to address the long-standing issues ... More >>

Budget 2024 Is Effectively A Frontline Funding Cut For Schools

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 4:21 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says that Budget 2024 is effectively a cut in frontline funding for schools, with no new initiatives for children needing learning support and a funding cut for teacher aides. More >>

Rural Schools ‘on The Back Foot’ For Accessing Learning Support

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 11:12 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Rural school principals in New Zealand are facing a dual resourcing crisis when it comes to learning support specialists, says Jane Corcoran from education union NZEI Te Riu Roa. The country’s largest union says that due to the geographical ... More >>

Extend New Teacher Supply Financial Support To Pay All Teachers In Training, Says NZEI Te Riu Roa

Sunday, 26 May 2024, 2:08 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government’s new teacher supply initiative, which includes financial support for those in school-based teacher training, should be available to everyone going through initial teacher education, says the country’s largest education union, ... More >>

Better Pay And Support Needed To Attract People Into Primary Teaching

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1:11 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

What is needed is better pay, more support for children with learning challenges and a sharper focus on investing in initial teacher education and ongoing professional learning. More >>

Charter Schools Establishment Money Could Be Spent On Over 700 Teacher Aides Instead

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 11:22 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says today’s announcement of $153m for the establishment of a small number of new charter schools, an old idea that failed last time around, is money that is being diverted from an already diverse public education system. More >>

Hundreds Of Early Childhood Teachers To Call On MPs To Protect Their Sector

Monday, 13 May 2024, 1:23 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Hundreds of early childhood kaiako (teachers) and kaimahi (staff) are expected to meet around Aotearoa this week, calling on their MPs and communities to help protect their sector from future Government cuts and further deregulation. More >>

Training Of Teachers Needs A Major Overhaul - NZEI Te Riu Roa

Monday, 13 May 2024, 5:14 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The union for early childhood and primary teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa, says an ERO report on the training of teachers shows that the system needs a major overhaul. More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Hold Public Meetings Over Concern For Cuts

Friday, 3 May 2024, 4:37 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Early childhood teachers are calling on their local MPs and communities to support them in their fight to protect their sector from potential pay cuts and further concerning deregulation. The meetings, run by NZEI Te Riu Roa members across Aotearoa, are open ... More >>

Mandated Single Approach To Reading Will Not Work

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 2:49 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Minister of Education, Erica Stanford, has announced that as of Term 1 2025, all teachers in state schools will be required to teach reading using the structured literacy method. More >>

No Easy Fixes For Education Without Resourcing To Back It Up

Monday, 29 April 2024, 8:02 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The right approach here will be to broaden access to learning support, not to target it too narrowly. Restricting access to learning support is what is causing the problems now. More >>

Cuts To Ministry Of Education Backline Learning Support Damaging To Learning Support Needs

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 8:36 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The decision to cut staff at Ministry of Education who help frontline learning support staff will have a detrimental impact on long-term learning support needs, mokopuna, schools and whānau says the country’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Ministry Of Education Cuts Will Disproportionately Affect Pasifika

Friday, 19 April 2024, 9:38 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

More than 290 Pasifika early childhood and primary educators meeting in Auckland this week have urged the Government to re-consider proposed cuts to Pasifika staff and programmes at the Ministry of Education and within the wider public service. More >>

Large Scale Cuts At Education Ministry Will Have Negative Impacts On Schools And Children

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 1:35 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The cuts will affect both the daily running of schools and early childhood education services, and will make support for students even more difficult to access. More >>

Early Childhood Regulation Changes: Put Children Not Business First, Says Union

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 7:35 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to be putting early childhood teachers, children, and their families first, rather than business, say members of the country’s largest education union NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

ECE ‘Boost’ An Administrative Burden For Whānau And Teachers

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 5:44 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

"While any investment in ECE is welcome, this policy doesn't even begin to address the current crisis our ECE sector is facing.” More >>

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 >>

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 >>





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