NZEI calls for urgent implementation of Government's strategy for early childhood education

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for urgency in implementing the Government's 10-year early learning action plan, He taonga te temaiti, released today.

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Teacher aides welcome pay equity negotiations

Teacher aides have welcomed the Ministry of Education's agreement to begin pay equity negotiations in the week of December 16th.

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NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes government education spending announcements

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.

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School support staff to consider new collective agreement offer next week

School support staff who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa will vote on a new collective agreement offer from the Ministry of Education next week that includes a new minimum base pay rate of $21.15 per hour, the current Living Wage.

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Employers and union pause early childhood teacher negotiations due to underfunding

Early childhood education (ECE) employers and the union representing ECE teachers have hit pause on their collective agreement negotiations, with both parties agreeing current government funding makes it impossible to reach a fair deal for teachers.

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Massive early childhood education workforce needs priority focus and fair pay

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.

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Shift in National's education policy a positive move

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the National Party's education discussion document shows it has been listening to the sector, although there are still areas of concern for educators and students.

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NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes direction of school system reforms

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the direction of the Tomorrow's Schools reforms announced today.

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School support staff to demand fair pay in week of action from 11 November

School support staff start a week of action tomorrow (Monday 11 November) to express their frustration over the stalling of collective agreement and pay equity negotiations.

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Media advisory: Early childhood teachers to deliver petition to Education Minister on Friday morning

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 impr

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NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes school energy efficiency package

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Government's announcement of a $16m package to improve schools' energy efficiency.

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Media advisory: Early childhood teachers launch week of action to demand government fix pay gap

Media advisory: Early childhood teachers launch week of action to demand government fix pay gap

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More work needed on workload to fix teacher shortage

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.

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School support staff begin union meetings over pay equity and collective agreements

More than 10,000 school support staff around the country have begun two weeks of paid union meetings to discuss progress on pay equity, and next steps following the Ministry of Education's failure to present a collective agreement offer.

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NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes Government's education spending signals

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed a statement from Finance Minister Grant Robertson that the Government is set to make "record investments" in education. The Finance Minister signalled the spending while announcing a $7.5b surplus in the year to June earl

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