Liz Robinson

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Area school teachers vote to accept government offer

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Area school teachers vote to ratify their settlement with the Ministry of Education Teachers in area schools and wharekura have voted to ratify a settlement to their collective agreement negotiations.

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Secondary teachers call off next week’s strikes

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Secondary teachers have cancelled the regional rolling strike action that had been planned for the week beginning 17 June 2019.

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Budget 2019 fails to fix teacher shortages

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Once again the government has failed to address the big challenges facing education.

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Teachers vote for joint strike on May 29

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Primary and secondary teachers across New Zealand have both voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking joint strike action on 29 May, NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers’...

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Removal of NCEA fees a win for every child in New Zealand

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The removal of NCEA fees is a step towards bringing out the best in every child who attends New Zealand schools, PPTA president Jack Boyles says.

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Independent polling shows strong and consistent support for teachers

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An independent public poll shows there is strong and sustained support for New Zealand's teachers as they vote this week on joint strike action.

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NZEI and PPTA to ballot members on joint strike action next week

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Primary teacher and principal members of NZEI Te Riu Roa will vote at a series of paid union meetings from 6-10 May and secondary school members of PPTA will vote in an...

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Sustainable solutions to teacher shortages needed

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PPTA president Jack Boyle says, "The reason there are teacher shortages are threefold: the salary isn’t competitive with other careers, teacher workload is unreasonably high and the attrition rate for...

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Reform of vocational and further education is a public good

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Our polytechnics are a shadow of their former selves and massive reinvestment and reform is needed if they are to meet the needs of New Zealanders.

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