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Saturday, November 25, 2017

High school teachers may lodge unusual claim for immediate 5 per cent pay rise

High-school teachers may lodge an unusual claim for an immediate 5 per cent pay rise, a year before their next wage increase is due, to help overcome a desperate teacher shortage.

Teachers warn of strikes as they seek 14.5 per cent pay rise

Teacher unions are warning of likely strikes to seek pay rises costing "hundreds of millions of dollars", including an extra allowance for teaching in areas of expensive housing such as Auckland.

Teachers fighting for ‘seismic shift’ in pay and conditions for NZ’s 29,000 primary educators

Teachers are gearing up for hard - but colourful - industrial action over pay equity, higher pay and lower workloads.

Opinion: Christine Fletcher – A looming teacher crisis faces Aucklanders

There has been much debate given to Auckland's urgent and long overdue physical infrastructure this election but little consideration given to Auckland's appallingly fragile social infrastructure.

Don’t come to New Zealand, British teachers warn colleagues back home

Two British teachers hired to help fill Auckland's desperate teacher shortage are warning other foreign teachers not to come because of the bureaucratic obstacles to recognising overseas qualifications and experience.

So close, yet so far: why the Pay Equity Bill won’t cut it

JAYLAN BOYLE looks at the hasty introduction of the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill and why unions believe the proposed legislation will make it harder, not easier, for women to make equal pay claims.

Teacher shortage looms in the Western Bay, principals say

The Western Bay is heading in the same direction as Auckland when it comes to teacher shortages, principals in the district say.

Trained overseas teachers and skilled migrants key to early childhood teacher shortages

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not just an Auckland problem.

Warning that Auckland’s teacher shortage is now at crisis level

Auckland's teacher shortage has reached breaking point and there's a warning shortage is damaging the quality of education children are getting.

10 recommendations to resolve Auckland’s teacher crisis

NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand Principals Federation, Auckland Primary Principals Association and Waitakere Area Principals Association have developed a 10-point plan to resolve Auckland's teacher crisis.

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Maths fall-out continues

The fall-out from this week’s Level 1 NCEA maths exam continues, with Minister of Education Chris Hipkins ordering a report from NZQA and an open letter being signed by maths teachers. Education Central talks to a student who took the exam.