COVID vaccinations vital to keep our educators and tamariki safe

NZEI Te Riu Roa fully supports the Government’s public health advice mandating that all staff in schools and early childhood centres are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 1 January, 2022 and receive their first dose by 15 November, just

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Opening of early childhood centres highlights issues in a sector already under pressure

The union for early childhood teachers says that the Government’s announcement of opening ECE centres tomorrow to bubbles of 10 tamariki urgently needs further detail on how it will work, and how staff and children can stay safe.

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Migrant teachers offered residency visa for skills shortage but more needs to be done on pay parity

Migrant ECE teachers and their union have welcomed the news of a one-off residence visa announced today, saying it is a sensible step towards addressing the ECE teacher shortage.

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ECE relief teachers present COVID pay petition to Government

A union-backed petition to ensure ECE relief teachers are paid during lockdown, signed by nearly 5,000 teachers and supporters, was delivered to Government via Zoom this afternoon.

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Today's backpedaling of ECE pay parity commitments will hurt thousands of teachers, says NZEI Te Riu

More than 5000 ECE teachers will lose access to pay increases they were eligible for next year because of backpedaling on pay parity by Education Minister Chris Hipkins, their union NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

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"We've done it before and we can do it again": Teachers and schools prepared for extension of Level

The country's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, says teachers and schools are feeling better prepared if an extension of Level 4 is announced later today.

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Union, teachers and employer celebrate new collective agreement

South Auckland early childhood teachers and their employer, Early Learning Counties Manukau, are celebrating a bold new collective agreement that delivers significant progress toward pay parity with kindergarten and primary teachers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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