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.
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 are gearing up for hard - but colourful - industrial action over pay equity, higher pay and lower workloads.
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.
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.
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.
The Western Bay is heading in the same direction as Auckland when it comes to teacher shortages, principals in the district say.
The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not just an Auckland problem.
Auckland's teacher shortage has reached breaking point and there's a warning shortage is damaging the quality of education children are getting.
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.