It’s time – Kua tae te wā

By EA Staff 8 February, 2018

For the first time in many years, there is genuine optimism that the time is ripe to see teachers and principals truly valued, and released and resourced to meet the learning needs of every child. That’s why our theme for this year is “It’s time: Kua tae te wā!”

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National Standards’ dumping makes world news

By Kate Drury 13 November, 2017

NZEI Te Riu Roa has made headlines across the world for dumping National Standards.

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We’re not going to take it any more!

By Kate Drury 27 October, 2017

Teachers are seeking a big pay jolt and more time to teach in next year’s primary campaign.

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Indian education centres help Dalit children

By Kate Drury 24 April, 2017

  Parents generally want a better life for their children than they had. And in India, this is no exception. NZEI Te Riu Roa executive officer Gina Lockyer and UnionAID…

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On the march for equal pay

By Rebecca Matthews-Heron 24 April, 2017

  NZEI members are first up in mediation with the Government over the right to equal pay for work of equal value. Rebecca Matthews-Heron reports. Progress towards equal pay looks…

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An activist for public education

By Kate Drury 18 January, 2017

Former president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Helen Kelly is remembered with fondness and respect by NZEI Te Riu Roa. Kelly died last year on October 14,…

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Support staff action

By Kate Drury 18 January, 2017

The fight for unfreezing the operations grant – which funds support staff salaries  – is continuing in this election year and in the lead-up to the Budget. Support staff are…

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Making history

By Louise Green 27 September, 2016

Louise Green We have long wanted changes to the way education is resourced, to address inequity and to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children. However, the government’s seven…

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World Teachers' Day protest over ECE funding cuts

By Melissa Schwalger 30 October, 2015

Concerned parents and teachers wanted to send a message to Education Minister Hekia Parata and the Government that every child needs a great teacher. However, the only additional ECE funding…

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It’s not about the money

By Jane Blaikie 30 January, 2010

[g1_message type=”success”] UPDATE: In 2013, NZEI members secured ACET in a collective agreement, which recognises this work. The Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher allowance gives teachers, with a minimum of six…

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