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‘We want to fix this’

The head of primary school teacher union NZEI TE Riu Roa says today’s strike action across the country is a symptom of underfunding in the sector.

Teachers march today to overcome record teacher shortage

Teachers will jam New Zealand’s 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 prepare for first strike in decades

At least 28,000 teachers and principals are going on strike on Wednesday, forcing the closure of most of the country’s primary and intermediate schools.

Teachers set to strike, first time in 24 years

29,000 primary teachers and principals around the country are set to strike today to send a message to the Government that the current offer from the Ministry of Education will not fix the teaching crisis.

Teachers’ strike: Hundreds of millions of dollars at stake

Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake in the claims by the primary teachers’ union, the NZ Educational Institute, which is going on strike for only the fourth time in 135 years.

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Pay equity settlement for support workers within reach

Ministry of Education: The Ministry of Education has signed a Terms of Settlement with NZEI Te Riu Roa to address a pay equity claim for 329 staff providing support to young children with additional learning needs.

Minister’s hands-off approach to strike reckless

National: The Minister has taken a hands-off approach regarding tomorrow’s strikes. Despite having more than one month’s notice it is clear that neither the Ministry nor the Minister have got the full picture, on the eve of the strike, of exactly how many of the 1945 primary schools will be open or closed, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.

Slash education bureaucracy, pay teachers more

ACT New Zealand: “The Government could provide a decent pay rise for striking teachers by cutting the fat from our education bureaucracy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.