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New Teacher And Principal Wellbeing Findings Deeply Concerning

Monday, 3 August 2020, 8:45 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Alarming findings from a new health and wellbeing survey of primary and area school teachers and principals show action is more urgent than ever, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford. Results from NZEI Te Riu Roa's 2019 survey of teachers ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Passing Of Equal Pay Law

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the passing of the Equal Pay Amendment Act and says the changes will provide a useful new framework for women in the fight for equal pay. Last month, following a three-year claim process, the union’s teacher aide members ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Take Historic Action

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Early childhood teachers covered by two significant collective agreements are taking historic action tomorrow morning by holding paid union meetings – the first time they’ve taken such a step. The NZEI Te Riu Roa members, covered by the Early Childhood ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Launches Kōhanga Reo Fair Pay Campaign

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Today NZEI Te Riu Roa is launching Te Ake Rautangi, a new whakahau calling for the mana of Kōhanga Reo kaimahi to be upheld by ensuring all kaimahi are paid fairly. Announced at this weekend’s annual Te Kāhui Whetū national hui, the campaign ... More >>

Concern Funding For Teacher Pay Going Towards Maintenance And Corporate Profit

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned public funding earmarked for much needed pay increases for early childhood teachers may instead be going towards maintenance and private corporations’ bottom lines. The $151.1 million funding boost announced in Budget ... More >>

Teacher Aides Vote To Endorse Historic Pay Equity Settlement Including Pay Rises Of Up To 28%

Sunday, 21 June 2020, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Teacher aides have voted overwhelmingly to endorse an historic pay equity settlement that includes pay increases of up to 28%. The endorsement follows a pay equity claim that NZEI Te Riu Roa initiated with the Ministry of Education in 2016. The endorsement ... More >>

Proposed Pay Equity Settlement Offers 22,000 Teacher Aides Pay Rises Of Up To 28%

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 7:14 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

More than 22,000 school teacher aides have been offered a life-changing pay equity settlement including pay increases of up to 28%, following a pay equity process that NZEI Te Riu Roa initiated with the Ministry of Education in 2016. Taken together ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Free Flu Jabs For Educators

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa says educators across schools and early childhood services will be pleased that the Ministry of Education has announced one-off funding to cover their flu vaccinations undertaken between now and 30 June 2020. NZEI Te Riu Roa President ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Statement On Schools And Centres Reopening 29 April

Monday, 20 April 2020, 5:49 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is eagerly anticipating further detailed guidance from the Ministry of Education to help schools and centres prepare for some children to return on 29 April, and is reiterating the Government's message that children should continue ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Encourages Teachers And Parents To Be Easy On Themselves As Term 2 Commences

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford is encouraging educators and parents to be kind to themselves and their whānau as Term 2 commences today. “As Term 2 kicks off, parents and educators will be feeling anxious about how best to provide remote ... More >>

Drop In School Attendance Concerning

Friday, 14 February 2020, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Results out today showing a drop in school attendance in 2019 is a cause for concern, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford. “The drop in school attendance numbers is very concerning, particularly the widening gap in attendance between higher ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcome funding to rid schools of coal power

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 11:34 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The Government has announced an initial $4.8 million to replace coal boilers with cleaner biomass boilers for heating in eight schools, with more to come. More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcome gov education spending announcements

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 10:05 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Government's announcement today of a $396m capital injection to upgrade schools, and applauds the Prime Minister's commitment to extend the Living Wage to all school staff. More >>

ECE teacher workforce needs priority focus and fair pay

Friday, 22 November 2019, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Research that shows the early childhood education workforce has nearly doubled in the last two decades underlines the urgent need for the Government to prioritise fair pay and its policy focus on our youngest learners, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Early childhood teachers to deliver petition to Minister

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Early childhood teachers will deliver a petition to Education Minister Chris Hipkins tomorrow morning, asking that the Government keep its pre-election promise to restore early childhood education funding, deliver on 100% qualified teachers, and improve ... More >>

Early childhood teachers launch week of action

Friday, 1 November 2019, 10:13 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Early childhood educators across Aotearoa are holding a week of action next week, 4 - 10 November, to draw attention to a funding crisis and an average 23% pay gap with other teachers who have the same qualifications and experience. More >>

More work needed on workload to fix teacher shortage

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:09 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

News today that the teacher shortage is improving is positive, but more needs to be done to make teaching a sustainable and attractive profession in the long term, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart. More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes trial of free school lunch scheme

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the announcement today of a free school lunch scheme trial. More >>

Primary principals to vote on further strike action

Monday, 5 August 2019, 9:17 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Primary and intermediate principals who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa will vote on whether to increase strike action at a series of nationwide paid union meetings next week from 12 to 15 August. More >>

Over 700 sign letter calling for fair deal for Principals

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:04 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Eleven newspapers around the country have this morning published an open letter from 762 primary school board chairs, calling for a settlement that will address the issues that principals face and ensure we can attract and keep excellent leaders in these ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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