4/07/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa launches Kōhanga Reo fair pay campaign

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.

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3/07/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes funding for students and education workforce after COVID-19 lockdown

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s funding announcement to support schools and early learning services as they face lower attendance rates after the Covid-19 lockdown.

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3/07/2020

Second largest ECE employer backs down on unlawful contract

Early childhood teachers were celebrating last night following news the country's second largest early childhood education employer has backed down on a new contract that would have cut its teachers' hours in half.

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30/06/2020

Concern funding for teacher pay going towards maintenance and corporate profit

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.

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26/06/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa concerned by growing number of teachers feeling unsafe in the classroom

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned at the growing number of primary teachers who feel unsafe in their classroom. The survey from NZCER shows 24% of primary teachers occasionally felt unsafe in their classroom, up from 12% in 2016.

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21/06/2020

Teacher aides vote to endorse historic pay equity settlement including pay rises of up to 28%

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.

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19/06/2020

Pay equity claims processes kick off for admin staff in schools and kaiārahi i te reo

School administration staff and kaiārahi i te reo took a step closer to pay equity today with the signing of terms of reference for two pay equity claims between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education.

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8/06/2020

Much to celebrate in Support Staff Week 2020

Thousands of school teacher aides have already attended NZEI Te Riu Roa webinars explaining the proposed details of their historic pay equity settlement, as Support Staff Week 2020 launches around the country today.

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27/05/2020

Proposed pay equity settlement offers 22,000 teacher aides pay rises of up to 28%

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.

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18/05/2020

Children the winners in major ECE funding announcement

Early childhood teachers are celebrating the reintroduction of extra funding for services with 100% qualified teachers.

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14/05/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes focus on people, jobs and reducing child poverty in Budget 2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s focus on people, jobs and reducing child poverty in Budget 2020.

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11/05/2020

Pay jolt for low-paid early childhood teachers a great first step towards pay parity

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming tonight's announcement of a pay rise of up to 9.6% for the lowest-paid qualified teachers in early childhood education (ECE).

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30/04/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes investment in regional schools and kura

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming investment in regional school and kura infrastructure announced by the Government today.

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29/04/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes free flu jabs for educators

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.

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28/04/2020

Educators need priority for seasonal flu jabs

Now that more than 500,000 vulnerable Kiwis and key healthcare workers have received the seasonal flu vaccine, NZEI Te Riu Roa says a priority vaccination programme needs to be set up for educators returning to classrooms and early education services

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