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Area teachers vote to ratify their agreement

Teachers in area schools and wharekura have voted to ratify a settlement to their collective agreement negotiations.

Primary teachers reach agreement, but principals reject settlement

While primary teachers have voted to settle their collective agreement, primary principals have rejected a settlement due to concerns over relativity with what senior teachers or deputy principals will be paid under this settlement, and over pay parity with secondary principals.

Kōhanga reo volunteers will get minimum wage by 2021 in Budget boost

Kōhanga reo volunteers will be paid the minimum wage by 2021 in a Budget boost seen as a first step towards resolving a Treaty of Waitangi claim lodged eight years ago.

A day in the life of a secondary teacher

Wellington Girls' College teacher Cameron Stewart outlines what his day at work on Wednesday 15 May entailed, in an effort to demonstrate the complexities and workload of a typical day in the life of a teacher.

Kaye: Prime Minister needs to help resolve teacher strikes

National's education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has called for the Prime Minister and Finance Minister to step in and help Education Minister Chris Hipkins by providing "a circuit breaker" to resolve the teacher strikes.

Immigration announcements ‘too little too late’ for teachers

Teacher representatives welcome the addition of to the new Regional Skill Shortage List (RSSL) with as much energy as they can muster, which is to say, not much.

Hipkins: Teacher pay offer is “best in a decade”

As teachers vote this week on whether to take joint strike action later this month, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the pay offer on the table for teachers is the "best offer in a decade".

Teacher unions to vote on joint strike action

Primary and secondary teacher unions NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) will both ballot members next week on whether to take joint strike action on 29 May.

Will Hipkins’ teacher shortage solutions be “a shot in the arm to our schools”?

While the education sector is pleased to see the teacher shortage acknowledged by Government, many are frustrated that the solutions announced do not address the underlying causes of the shortage.

Overseas teachers paid below legal minimum wage

The Ministry of Education has confirmed that a small number of teachers are being paid below the minimum wage.
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