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Support for strike “overwhelming” says union

A straw poll of the crowds at yesterday's rallies showed strong support for a two-day strike if needed.

Teachers’ strike today: School’s out – All you need to know

Primary school teachers will jam city centres at lunchtime today to stake their claims for better pay and conditions to overcome the worst teacher shortage in recent memory.

Primary teachers strike today

Today's action will be the first strike by educators in 24 years. Primary teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Ministry of Education's offer isn't good enough to fix the growing teacher shortage.

Pay equity settlement announced for Ministry of Education support workers

The Government has announced today a pay equity settlement for 329 support workers who work with young children in early childhood and primary schools.

New scheme will help NEETs gain employment and qualifications

The new Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work scheme will encourage employers to take on young people on a benefit and help them work towards a Level 4 qualification.

Sector welcomes changes to immigration policies affecting international students

After opposition to immigration policies affecting the post-study work rights of international students, the Government has revised policy settings - although the Opposition says damage has already been done.

Sex education experts slam $18m cost for ACC’s Mates & Dates programme to go...

A move to extend a sexual education programme to high schools nationwide - at a cost of $18 million - is being slammed by experts as a waste of money.

Learning Support specialists to vote on striking

More education professionals look set to strike as Learning Support specialists have today begun a secret online vote over whether to take industrial action.

Secondary teachers seek pay increase in union-Govt negotiations

The PPTA is looking to negotiate a 15 per cent pay increase for teachers in its collective agreement negotiations with Government, which started today.

Auckland daycare teacher must pay $31,000 after mistreatment of children and staff

An Auckland childcare teacher has been deregistered and ordered to pay $31,000 in costs after her "rough physical treatment'' of children and staff alike amounted to serious misconduct.
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