Government announcement on learning support a big win for teachers and students

The Prime Minister's announcement this afternoon that the Government will fully fund 600 Learning Support Coordinator positions in 2020 is a big win for children and a big win for teachers and principals.

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NZEI and Ministry head to Employment Relations Authority over teacher negotiations

Primary teachers' union NZEI TE Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education are set to begin facilitation on Monday, 5 November at 10.30am, in an attempt to make progress on collective agreement negotiations for primary teachers and principals.

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Facilitation dates set

Primary teachers' union NZEI TE Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education are set to begin facilitation on Monday 5th November at 10.30am.

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ECE teacher recruitment crisis a casualty of 10-year funding freeze

The acute shortage of early childhood education teachers is a direct result of 10 years of Government underfunding in the sector says NZEI Te Riu Roa.

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Teachers and principals vote for rolling strikes

NZEI Te Riu Roa principal and primary members have overwhelmingly voted in favour of national rolling strikes in the week starting November 12.

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Teachers set to vote on strike action

Primary teachers and principals are set to begin voting tomorrow on whether to undertake a week of strike action in November.

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Big surplus shows Government can end education crisis today

The large surplus announced by Treasury today shows the Government has the room it needs to end the crisis in education today.

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New survey reveals under-payment for some, and low pay issues rife in ECE

A survey of early childhood educators reveals some are earning below the minimum wage, others are paid below the already low minimum rates for the sector, and widespread low-pay across the sector.

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Educators welcome proposal for Te Reo Māori in schools

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed a renewed call from the Green Party for universal te reo Maori, and want to take it one step further starting te reo Māori in early childhood education.

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Primary school leaders displaying symptoms of PTSD

Primary school leaders are struggling, and it’s getting worse, with some showing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the results of a survey conducted by NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Australian Catholic University.

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Pay equity settlement reached for support workers

Four Ministry of Education Support Workers enjoyed a celebratory cup of tea with the Prime Minister this afternoon, to mark the historic signing of the education sector's first pay equity settlement.

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National Party U-turn on class size, teacher pay and education funding positive

Teachers will welcome the National Party’s commitment to lowering class sizes, increasing teacher pay and ECE funding and reducing teacher workload, but...

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Senior leaders report high level of violence in schools

Senior primary school leaders are reporting high levels of violence in their schools, with 38% experiencing threats of violence in 2017, and 41% being subjected to actual physical violence.

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Survey shows public support for pay equity as pledge is launched

Research into public attitudes shows strong support for ending the historic underpayment of teacher aides and early childhood educators, who are working towards pay equity settlements.

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Teachers and principals head to ballot on Ministry of Education offers

Nationwide meetings for primary principals and teachers start on Monday, as NZEI Te Riu Roa members vote on whether to accept the Ministry of Education's pay offers or reject them and take industrial action.

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