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Friday, October 1, 2021

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.

‘It is not just about pay’: Tauranga educators reject latest pay offers

The rejection of $700 million in pay increases is about "far more than just money", Tauranga principals say.

Teachers’ strike postponed after Christchurch mosque attacks

A national teachers' strike which had been pencilled in for April 3 has been postponed because of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

“Best mums make the best teacher aides”

A training programme for Teacher Aides has been well received by many, including Jean Newman.

Tauranga to lose more principals, dozens of teachers leave last year

Tauranga is about to lose more school principals, and lost dozens of teachers last year, amid growing concerns about the pressure of today's education system.

Primary teachers ‘disappointed’ with latest pay offer, may strike on April 3

The primary teachers' union says it is "disappointed" with a new pay offer and may hold a third national strike on April 3 if teachers reject the offer.

Primary school teachers plan stopworks, may have new pay offer

Primary school teachers will hold crucial stopwork meetings next month which may either settle their pay dispute or lead to further strikes.
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