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.
The Government has announced today a pay equity settlement for 329 support workers who work with young children in early childhood and primary schools.
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.
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.
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.
The PPTA is looking to negotiate a 15 per cent pay increase for teachers in its collective agreement negotiations with Government, which started today.
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.