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Budget signals lack of provision for necessary education pay rises

This year’s Budget shows that the government has made alarmingly little provision for necessary salary increases for teachers and education support staff this year. NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter says teachers will be going into bargaining lat

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Government more focussed on quantity over quality in early childhood education

NZEI National President Louise Green says the government shows it is more concerned about increasing participation rates in early childhood education than about ensuring children receive quality education. “We’ve been telling the government for some

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Hard budget decisions loom for primary schools

Primary schools will need to make budget cuts, following a 1% increase in their operations grant, which does not keep pace with the growing costs of running a school. In today’s budget, school operational grants have been increased by $42 million ov

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As part of the celebrations Support Staff conferences are taking place in Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch. The conferences are an opportunity for professional development, career path development work and to highlight the essential nature of Support Staff in the education sector.

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