20/07/2021

NZEI Te Riu Roa supports Kōhanga Reo push for Tohu Whakapakari qualification recognition

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa has today announced it is backing Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust's campaign to have its three-year qualification, Tohu Whakapakari, recognised as a teaching qualification by the Ministry of Education and NZQA.

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7/07/2021

NZEI Te Riu Roa: More transformative action needed to fix severe teacher shortage in ECE

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.

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1/07/2021

A $100K difference in pay over ten years - union says ECE pay parity needs to be accelerated

Early childhood education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says today's pay increase for ECE teachers on the minimum rates is not enough to stem a crisis in the sector.

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29/06/2021

ECE teachers welcome Parliament's next step toward pay parity

The union for ECE teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa, is welcoming the Education and Workforce Select Committee's recommendation that Parliament approve legislative changes enabling the next steps toward pay parity for early childhood teachers.

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23/06/2021

Union says poor pay and conditions to blame for skyrocketing ECE vacancies

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says ECE centres are struggling to fill vacancies - and it's all down to the sector's low pay and poor conditions.

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18/06/2021

Union hosts free Matariki hui online

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa is set to host five online wāhanga this weekend ahead of Matariki - a follow up from its successful 2020 Matariki series on Matariki and tamariki.

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18/06/2021

NZEI Te Riu Roa: Urgent action must be taken to improve access to early childhood education

NZEI Te Riu Roa says a new report shows urgent action must be taken to improve access to early childhood education.

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10/06/2021

Report: NZ's primary school staffing model a barrier to achieving the goals of a modern education s

A landmark report released today recommends bold changes to staffing in New Zealand primary schools to address equity issues preventing our children reaching their potential.

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27/05/2021

New research shows teacher and principal health and wellbeing much worse than general population

Results from NZEI Te Riu Roa’s 2020 Health and Wellbeing Survey show that workload related stress for both principals and teachers is at a level far exceeding the general population.

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20/05/2021

NZEI Te Riu Roa: Budget education spending a missed opportunity to address inequities for tamariki a

NZEI Te Riu Roa says more must be done to address decades of underspending that have compounded the impacts of inequality on tamariki and people working in education.

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20/05/2021

Education union welcomes improved sick leave entitlements

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming last night's law change improving sick leave, increasing the minimum legal entitlement to ten days.

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13/05/2021

Teaching union NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes Unteach Racism

NZEI Te Riu Roa is today welcoming the launch of Unteach Racism, a campaign by the Teaching Council that seeks to provide teachers with the tools to confront and dismantle racism in schools, kura, and early childhood education centres.

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12/05/2021

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes pay parity progress

NZEI Te Riu Roa are welcoming a pre-Budget announcement today that commits a further $170m toward increasing pay in the sector.

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11/05/2021

NZEI Te Riu Roa takes educators’ pay concerns to Public Service Minister

NZEI Te Riu Roa took educators’ concerns to the Public Service Minister today in a meeting between the Government and public sector unions.

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10/05/2021

NZEI Te Riu Roa launches new learning support campaign Ngā Aukaha All in for Tamariki

NZEI Te Riu Roa has launched a new campaign that spans not only their membership but parents and advocates too, to fix Aotearoa’s learning support system.

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