17/03/2019

Nation-wide teacher meetings postponed as mark of respect for children, men and women killed in terr

NZEI Te Riu Roa has postponed paid union meetings for primary teachers and principals due to begin nation-wide on Monday as a mark of respect for the 50 children, men and women murdered during the terrorist attacks in Christchurch on Friday.

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20/02/2019

Stress and long hours for school leaders at all-time high

More than a quarter of primary school principals and leaders are working more than 61 hours per week.

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15/02/2019

Polytechnic reform a chance to improve early childhood education training

The Minister of Education’s bold proposal for reform in the polytechnic sector announced on Wednesday could have a positive impact on those early childhood teachers who access their training through polytechnics.

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20/02/2019

Primary teachers and principals return to negotiations next week

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education have agreed to return to negotiations for the primary teachers' and primary principals' collective agreements next week.

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31/01/2019

Leadership needed on ECE teacher shortage

NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Lynda Stuart, is seeking urgent action on the ECE workforce following a statement from Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand today.

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28/01/2019

Quitting teachers explain why they are leaving

Surveys of teachers and principals who quit the profession last year show they left mainly due to a lack of work/life balance and burnout from high workload.

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20/01/2019

Ministry of Education employees supporting children with learning needs to take strike action

Learning Support Service Managers, the Education Ministry staff responsible for the allocation and management of support services for children with additional learning needs, are set to take strike action from Monday [21 January] after a bid to gain

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18/12/2018

Kiwis agree - give teachers what they need

Polling over recent months shows 89% of Kiwis want more money spent on education, ahead of other issues.

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12/12/2018

Polling shows Kiwis agree - give teachers what they need

Polling over recent months shows 89% of Kiwis want more money spent on education, ahead of other issues.

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7/12/2018

Tomorrow's Schools recommendations welcomed

Our nation’s children are finally being put at the heart of the education system.

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5/12/2018

Primary teachers and principals reject Ministry's latest offer

Primary teachers and principals have overwhelmingly voted to reject the Ministry’s third round of offers, in a secret online ballot that closed last night.

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19/11/2018

Timing for next primary teacher and principal vote

Voting begins on Tuesday 27 November, as 30,000 primary teachers and principals decide whether to accept or reject the Ministry of Education's latest collective agreement offers.

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19/11/2018

Consultation on ECE plan welcomed

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes a draft Government strategic plan for early childhood education released for consultation today.

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16/11/2018

Education unions' combined executives to meet, and primary teachers final day of rolling strikes in

The combined National Executives of NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA Te Wehengarua are meeting today (Friday, 16 November) at 4pm to discuss possible joint campaigning next year, should members reject the offers from the Ministry of Education.

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16/11/2018

Concerned education unions consider joint action

The future of New Zealand children’s education hangs in the balance if the crisis in education is not fixed, teachers and principals say.

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