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Tamariki Māori Education Likely To Be Affected More By Climate Change

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Tamariki Māori will be more adversely affected by climate change, with greater proportions attending schools in coastal communities. Tamariki Māori are 10 percent more likely than other ethnic groups to attend the schools that will be the most ... More >>

Education Funding Must Be Inflation-proof For Our Tamariki - NZEI Te Riu Roa

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Educators are calling on the National Party to explain how cuts to education spending in real terms at a time of significant pressure on tamariki will not further compromise their learning. National leader Chris Luxon backtracked this morning on a commitment ... More >>

Historic Move By Teachers In Private Early Childhood Centres

Monday, 4 July 2022, 9:49 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

For the first time, early childhood teachers working in privately-owned centres have approached their employer to initiate bargaining for a collective agreement. NZEI Te Riu Roa members employed by Evolve Education Group, one of the largest private ... More >>

Seventy-nine Percent Average Pay Increase For Kaiārahi I Te Reo In Proposed Pay Equity Settlement

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 9:59 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

  Kaiārahi i te reo employed in Aotearoa schools and kura have been offered a life-changing pay equity settlement, that goes a way to acknowledge the mana that kaiārahi bring to te reo rangatira and our education system. This includes average ... More >>

Pay Equity Win For School Administrators

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

  School administrators are set to receive a momentous pay increase, recognising the historical undervaluation of their work, should a proposed pay equity settlement be approved in a vote next month by employees covered by the claim. NZEI Te Riu Roa ... More >>

More Action Needed To Ensure Schools Are Fossil Free

Friday, 6 May 2022, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the government’s announcement today around removing coal boilers from schools but would like to see swifter action to support climate change initiatives. “This is a good first step on the pathway to a fossil free schooling ... More >>

Pay Equity Claims Go To Mediation

Monday, 11 April 2022, 8:48 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa will enter mediation with the Ministry of Education this week regarding its pay equity claim for kaiārahi i te reo and school administrators. In September 2018 NZEI Te Riu Roa raised the pay equity claim and have since conducted a thorough ... More >>

New Employment Law Will Boost Quality Of Early Childhood Education

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the introduction of the Fair Pay Agreements Bill to Parliament, with Early Childhood Education set to be among the first sectors to be covered. “This is an opportunity for kaiako and kaimahi to lock in the fair pay and working conditions ... More >>

Collaborative Health & Safety Process Essential For Schools & ECE Services

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa continues to follow official public health advice and is supporting members to adapt to changes to vaccine mandates, vaccines passes, contact tracing, and gathering restrictions announced today. Ensuring the health and wellbeing of ... More >>

New Analysis Shows Urgent Change Needed

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 9:58 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The Government needs to prioritise smaller class sizes, better support for children with additional learning needs and more investment in time and advice for teachers to learn and develop professionally if it is to address declining literacy rates, ... More >>

Rising Cost Of Living Major Concern For Education Sector

Monday, 31 January 2022, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Inflation reaching its highest level in more than 30 years is another damaging blow for workers and could only exacerbate the critical teaching shortage facing the country, NZEI Te Riu Roa’s President Liam Rutherford has said. Last week, the annual rate ... More >>

Beginning Teachers Burnt Out Due To Under-resourcing Of Education Sector

Monday, 20 December 2021, 9:28 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Beginning teachers are struggling as they enter the workforce with many quitting soon after they start in search of less stressful work. The recent ERO report on the impact of Covid-19 on teachers and principals found that the youngest teachers ... More >>

Business NZ Woefully Out Of Touch On FPA

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Business New Zealand’s statement today that they are refusing to be part of the Fair Pay Agreements' (FPAs) implementation is irresponsible and shows how out of touch they are, said NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary, Paul Goulter. “We support ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Raising Awareness On Severe Underfunding In Learning Support Sector

Monday, 29 November 2021, 11:12 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

In the lead up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Friday, 3 December) NZEI Te Riu Roa is shedding light on the under-resourcing of the learning support sector and encouraging educators, whānau and wider supporters to sign up to their ... More >>

Opening Of Early Childhood Centres Highlights Issues In A Sector Already Under Pressure

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The union for early childhood teachers says that the Government’s announcement of opening ECE centres tomorrow to bubbles of 10 tamariki urgently needs further detail on how it will work, and how staff and children can stay safe. “Teachers ... More >>

Migrant ECE teachers and their union win right to reunite

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Migrant ECE teachers and their union are elated after winning changes to Immigration NZ's visa rules. The changes, published this week, will allow these teachers to reunite with their partners and children for the first time in almost two years. Most of ... More >>

"We've done it before and we can do it again": Teachers and schools prepared for extension of Level 4

Monday, 23 August 2021, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The country's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, says teachers and schools are feeling better prepared if an extension of Level 4 is announced later today. An anonymous survey of almost 2000 of its members working in primary and intermediate ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa: More Transformative Action Needed To Fix Severe Teacher Shortage In ECE

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 9:33 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The union for early childhood teachers has welcomed a raft of Government changes this week to respond to the sector's severe teacher shortage - but says accelerating pay parity and undertaking significant structural reform remains urgent. As early ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Takes Educators’ Pay Concerns To Public Service Minister

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa took educators’ concerns to the Public Service Minister today in a meeting between the Government and public sector unions. “Educators have been frustrated and disheartened by the Government’s recent statements on public sector ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Announcement Of Fair Pay Agreements

Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The Government's announcement to move towards Fair Pay Agreements is being welcomed by NZEI Te Riu Roa, the largest education union in the country. Paul Goulter, National Secretary of NZEI Te Riu Roa says the education sector has been crying out for this. ... More >>