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ECE subsidies need to be matched with support for teachers
NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Government’s decision to increase early childhood education subsidies for families, but stresses that this change must be matched with actions to…
New evaluation of school learning support roles points to need for more of them
Tamariki are missing out on getting the learning support they need to thrive, a new evaluation of school learning support roles shows.
Report card: Education union grades support and resourcing for kaiako ahead of World Teachers’ Day tomorrow
A commitment to pay parity for early childhood teachers has been a positive result of this Government’s latest term in office, but more attention is needed to address the urgent…
Work begins to secure a Fair Pay Agreement for ECE sector
NZEI Te Riu Roa members are celebrating the passing of the Fair Pay Agreements Bill in Parliament today and will now begin gathering signatures to trigger a Fair Pay Agreement for…
Four pay equity settlements, up to 79 percent pay rises – a legacy of 50 years of the Equal Pay Act for the education sector
NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming pay increases of up to 79 percent today for some members, as the union marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1972 this week (20 Oct.).
New NZEI Te Riu Roa President driven to improving children's education
The focus for the next two years for new NZEI Te Riu Roa President Mark Potter will be on ensuring that educators get the resources they need to give tamariki the education they…
School and Kindergarten Teachers and Principals call union meetings, urge swift response from Government to claims for improved pay, staffing and working conditions
Tens of thousands of primary and early childhood educators are readying themselves to take action to speed up the settlement of their collective employment agreements and to…
Disappointment at decision not to fund pay parity
NZEI Te Riu Roa is bitterly disappointed at reports the government failed to fully fund pay parity for early childhood teachers in this year’s Budget in an effort to save money.
More support needed for teachers around new curriculum
Primary school teachers’ union NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the curriculum overhaul announced today and says increased support for teachers’ professional development will be…