Auckland University is proposing to terminate its mainstream advisory service for teachers - even though the Government has promised to create a new national advisory service.
More strikes by both primary and secondary teachers look on the cards as both teacher groups gather for their annual conferences this week.
Primary teachers and principals have rejected the Government's latest offers of settlement, saying it does not address the teacher shortage that is at "crisis point".
The Government aims to recruit at least 400 teachers from overseas to fill desperate shortages in schools at the beginning of next year.
Teachers are going to work sick as schools struggle to find relief staff to cover absences, Bay of Plenty principals say.
Teacher shortage is thought to be a contributing factor to the increasing number of principals showing significant signs of distress as a result of their job.
The second annual Auckland Primary Teaching Expo is coming up fast on 11 September. Vanessa Page, who found a job at last year’s expo, talks about her experience of the inaugural event hosted by the Auckland Primary Principals Association (APPA) in partnership with the University of Auckland last year.
A relief teacher agency has told schools it can no longer meet all their requests for relievers for the first time in its history.