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Sector knowledge reflected in taskforce report

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:27 pm | PPTA

Secondary principals are glad to see that sector feedback is reflected in the Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together report by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce, released today. More >>

Secondary teachers pleased to see Taskforce recommendations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:18 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the release of the Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together report by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce and look forward to working towards an equitable education system. More >>

PPTA Te Wehengarua Secondary principals ratify deal

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 10:50 am | PPTA

Secondary principal’s council chair James Morris says, “I’m pleased that principals now have an agreed collective agreement. We can now focus on what matters; supporting each of our students to reach their full potential.” More >>

Secondary principals to vote on offer

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:34 pm | PPTA

Mediation yesterday between secondary principals and the government has resulted in a deal that the principals' negotiating team is recommending to its members. More >>

Secondary teachers vote to accept government offer

Friday, 28 June 2019, 6:26 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers have voted to accept the government’s offer to settle their collective agreement. More >>

A new offer on the table for secondary teachers

Friday, 14 June 2019, 10:51 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers have received a new offer from the government to settle the area school and secondary collective agreements. More >>

Secondary teachers call off next week’s strikes

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9:20 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers have cancelled the regional rolling strike action that had been planned for the week beginning 17 June 2019. More >>

Negotiation the best way forward say secondary teachers

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 6:29 pm | PPTA

“We are disappointed that the Ministry of Education has rejected the PPTA’s offer to return to the negotiating table or go back to mediation. More >>

Removal of NCEA fees a win for every child in New Zealand

Monday, 13 May 2019, 1:03 pm | PPTA

The removal of NCEA fees is a step towards bringing out the best in every child who attends New Zealand schools, PPTA president Jack Boyles says. More >>

Sustainable solutions to teacher shortages needed

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 3:23 pm | PPTA

Today the government announced a suite of measures they say will fix teacher shortages. While the announcement demonstrates an acknowledgment from government that more needs to be done, the proposals are insufficient to solve the underlying problems plaguing ... More >>

Secondary teachers support student climate action

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 11:18 am | PPTA

PPTA, the union and professional association for secondary teachers, welcomes the energy and engagement shown by New Zealand students in their fight for climate justice. More >>

Teachers tautoko report on children's views

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 12:55 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the “What makes a good life? Children and young peoples’ view on well-being” report and tautoko its findings. More >>

Mediation proves a productive step

Friday, 14 December 2018, 3:07 pm | PPTA

PPTA and the Ministry of Education met yesterday for mediated bargaining talks about their collective agreement negotiations. More >>

Kiwis agree - give teachers what they need

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:39 am | PPTA

Polling over recent months shows 89% of Kiwis want more money spent on education, ahead of other issues. More >>

Secondary teachers welcome bold thinking

Friday, 7 December 2018, 1:04 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce report and are excited to see bold and fresh thinking about the education system. More >>

Teachers reject another inadequate government offer

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:26 am | PPTA

The PPTA has rejected a third offer from the government for the secondary teachers’ collective agreement. More >>

Secondary teachers vote to reject government offer

Friday, 23 November 2018, 5:02 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers have voted overwhelmingly to reject the government’s offer for settlement of their collective agreement and have authorised strike action during term one, 2019. More >>

Repeal of charter school law welcomed by secondary teachers

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:23 pm | PPTA

The government’s support for quality public education has been demonstrated today with the passage of the bill repealing charter schools. More >>

If you don’t count it, you can’t fix it

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 12:15 pm | PPTA

Maths and statistics teachers around the country will be baffled by the government’s latest forecast of teachers required out to 2025. Instead of quantifying the shortage, the Ministry of Education has done its sums under the assumption that there were ... More >>

Secondary teachers reject government’s offer

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 3:39 pm | PPTA

Today at the PPTA annual conference, delegates representating over 17,000 secondary teachers expressed strong concerns about the impact on secondary teacher recruitment and retention if the government doesn’t make significant improvments to their offer. More >>

 

 

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