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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 >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Increase To Pay Parity Funding

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the 4.5% increase to pay parity funding for ECE centres announced by the Ministry of Education yesterday, but for full pay parity to be delivered the funding system needs an overhaul.  The currently low levels of opt-in ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Withdrawal Of Proposal To Close ECE Centres Without Consultation 

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the decision by Auckland Council Mayor Wayne Brown to remove the closure of Kauri Kids from the list of immediate actions to be taken by Auckland Council if his proposal is accepted by the Governing Body on Thursday. The revised ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Urges Auckland Council To Keep Kauri Kids Centres Open

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is urging Auckland Council not to close the council-owned Kauri Kids early childhood centres. Auckland City Council will vote on a proposal to cease providing the services at the council’s annual meeting on 15 December, as part ... More >>

New Evaluation Of School Learning Support Roles Points To Need For More Of Them

Friday, 28 October 2022, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Tamariki are missing out on getting the learning support they need to thrive, a new evaluation of school learning support roles shows. Only 2 in 5 schools can currently access Learning Support Coordinators and the evaluation should now unlock funding ... More >>

Work Begins To Secure A Fair Pay Agreement For ECE Sector

Wednesday, 26 October 2022, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa members are celebrating the passing of the Fair Pay Agreements Bill in Parliament today and will now begin gathering signatures to trigger a Fair Pay Agreement for early childhood education (ECE). “The FPA legislation will allow ... More >>

School And Kindergarten Teachers And Principals Call Union Meetings, Urge Swift Response To Claims

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Tens of thousands of primary and early childhood educators are readying themselves to take action to speed up the settlement of their collective employment agreements and to secure a commitment to fixing the under staffing that affects the quality ... More >>

Teacher Workforce Fixes Need To Go Further - NZEI Te Riu Roa

Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The Government’s decision to invest funding into fixing the gaps in the teaching workforce is welcomed, but it still needs to go further to ensure that tamariki get the education they deserve. The Government unveiled the proposal today (Wed 14 Sept) ... More >>

Rates Rise Shows How Cost Of Living Affects Education

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The latest rise in the official cash rate by the Reserve Bank on Wednesday has only cemented the need for Government to respond positively to unions calling for a unified pay increase to recognise people working across the education, health and wider public ... More >>

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 >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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