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Union Stands In Solidarity With Palestinian Children On Children’s Day — Calls For Immediate Permanent Ceasefire

Friday, 1 March 2024, 9:49 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Ahead of Children’s Day on Sunday 3 March, NZEI Te Riu Roa stands in solidarity with Palestinian children and advocates for their rights to education and peace. The country’s largest education union condemns the atrocious acts of violence that ... More >>

Union Leaders Pay Tribute To Fa’anana Efeso Collins

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 9:49 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Kua hinga he tōtara i te wao nui a Tāne. A tōtara has fallen in the forest of Tāne. NZEI Te Riu Roa stands in kotahitanga to express our deep sorrow at the passing of educator, Green Party MP, community leader, and social justice advocate, Fa’anana ... More >>

Mini Budget A False Economy

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The government continuing to focus on tax reduction at the expense of working families and children in need is a false economy which will have long term poor outcomes for the same families this government is purporting to support, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. ... More >>

Repealing Fair Pay Agreements Undermines Early Childhood Education

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 10:50 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The Government’s move to scrap the Fair Pay Agreements Act under urgency will leave teachers and early childhood staff worse off and will lead to poorer educational outcomes for tamariki, says education union NZEI Te Riu Roa. A Cabinet paper revealed ... More >>

Union Fights Back Against Threat To Remove Māori Language Teaching Allowances

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:08 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Teachers will resist the new Government’s threat to remove remove allowances that recognise teachers with skills and specialist knowledge of te reo and Māori tikanga, their union NZEI Te Riu Roa says. Under their collective agreements, teachers teaching ... More >>

PISA Results Show Urgent Need For Increased Support For Tamariki

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:03 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The latest PISA results show that the incoming Government should continue the school lunch programme and provide more learning support for students and young people rather than mandating further testing, says education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa. New Zealand ... More >>

Union Says New Government Adopting Radical Aims Of ACT Will Not Serve Tamariki

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Before National allows ACT to determine a radical direction of change in education, they should listen to teachers and parents about what is needed for tamariki, says New Zealand’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa. The union says that it ... More >>

Do Not Return To Standardised Testing, Do Not Run Education Like A Business

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Educational success comes from investing in the connection between teachers and learners through smaller class sizes, not running the education system like competing supermarkets trading on the open market or imposing standardised testing. The connection ... More >>

Historic First Ever Collective Agreement At Large Private ECE Provider

Monday, 18 September 2023, 11:11 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

  Early childhood kaiako and kaimahi are celebrating today as a first collective employment agreement is reached between Evolve Education, the country’s second largest private ECE provider, and its employees. NZEI Te Riu Roa members who work ... More >>

Specialised Teachers Deliver A Petition To The Minister To Stop Cuts That Will Impact Children Most In Need

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 11:12 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A group of teachers took a clear message to the Minister of Education, Jan Tinetti, this morning to urge the Government not to reduce specialist staff who support tamariki in schools. A petition with over 5000 signatures was handed to the Minister at her ... More >>

Whakamana Tangata – Call For Education Debate To Centre Those At The Heart Of Sector

Monday, 3 July 2023, 11:50 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

  The experience and solutions from those working at the heart of education in Aotearoa need to be front and centre in the upcoming general election debate, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. The education union released Whakamana Tamariki, Whakamana ... More >>

Primary Teachers To Vote On Next Actions

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Primary teachers will vote on their next steps after rejecting their third offer from the Ministry of Education late last week. “Members will be making a decision on our next actions to push for a swift and improved offer,” says lead negotiator ... More >>

Kindergarten Teachers Accept Latest Collective Agreement Offer

Friday, 12 May 2023, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

  Kindergarten teachers have voted to accept their latest collective agreement offer. The offer sees several significant gains for teachers including sick leave increased to 15 days, a cultural allowance for kaiako Māori, and increases to head ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Area School Teachers To Join Rolling Strike Action

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

  Area school teachers across the country have voted in favour of taking industrial action this term, including rolling strikes, says NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand’s largest education union. Action will include a relief teacher work ban, ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreement Process Kicks Off For Early Childhood Sector

Monday, 1 May 2023, 11:48 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

  A Fair Pay Agreement process for the early childhood sector has been kicked off after more than 5000 workers signed in support of it. Over 30,000 early childhood kaiako and kaimahi will be covered by this agreement that will set out ... More >>

Union Welcomes Step To Reduce Class Sizes

Monday, 17 April 2023, 11:21 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

  NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand’s largest education union, welcomes the small improvement in year 4-8 ratios announced today by Education Minister Jan Tinetti and Prime Minister Chris Hipkins at Remuera Primary School, the first reduction in ... More >>

Kindergarten Teacher Offer Shows Vast Improvement

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

  Kindergarten teachers from NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand’s largest education union, met with the Ministry of Education yesterday and received a new offer on their collective agreement which will be voted on by members in early May. The offer follows ... More >>

Principals Vote In Favour Of A Work Ban

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 11:16 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Primary and area school principals across Aotearoa New Zealand have voted in favour of a work ban until they receive an offer from the Ministry of Education that addresses their ongoing serious concerns. The work ban will begin on 8am on Monday 24 April, ... More >>

Teachers Need The Time, Resources And Support To Do Their Jobs, Not Standardised Tests

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand's largest educational union, says what teachers and children need is an increase in funding and staffing to support learners with higher needs, not a change to intensive testing of children as young as seven years old. ... More >>

Latest Pay Offer Won't Meet Cost Of Living Rises

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Cost of living pressures will remain a key concern for kindergarten and primary teachers and principals as they grapple with a Government offer to settle their collective employment agreements. The public sector pay offer on the table for most teachers ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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