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Thursday, May 23, 2019

NZEI urgently consults teachers on facilitation with Ministry

NZEI Te Riu Roa primary principal and teacher members are being urgently consulted on whether their negotiating teams should return to facilitation with the Ministry of Education through the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).

Grant Robertson: We have made a good offer to teachers

Labour MP Grant Robertson joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the latest strike promised by teachers.

Teachers mega-strike: Some schools may still open

Worried parents unsure of whether they need to take a day off work during the mass strike action by teachers will stay in the dark for a while longer.

Changes to NCEA announced

Education Minister announced major changes to the NCEA today in a pre-Budget announcement.

Government standing firm on pay offer despite impending school mega-strike

The largest industrial action by New Zealand teachers will affect almost 800,000 students nationwide is set for Wednesday, May 29.

First combined primary and secondary teachers’ strike set for May 29

Primary and secondary teachers have voted for a historic first combined all-schools strike on May 29.

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".

Ministry offer for Northland teachers the same, union says

Unions embroiled in negotiating a pay rise for primary school teachers and principals have attacked the Ministry of Education for re-packaging an old offer - just as a ballot looms for strike action.

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.


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