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Post-study work rights

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Post-study work rights

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) We’re very pleased with the decision made by Jacinda Ardern’s government to allow international trainee teachers time to gain registration in New Zealand. The initial proposal only allowed international students a one year visa following graduation. This would not have allowed newly graduated international teachers enough time to become […]

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Secondary teachers begin discussions

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Secondary teachers begin discussions

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Media  –   –  August 7, 2018 Today, the union representing secondary teachers, PPTA, started discussions with the government for a new collective agreement. PPTA has presented a claim to turn around secondary teacher shortages and ensure schools can attract and keep great teachers. Key claims include a 15 percent […]

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#BringOutTheBest in cinemas

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on #BringOutTheBest in cinemas

By MIL OSI Publisher  /  July 20, 2018  /  Comments Off on #BringOutTheBest in cinemas Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA National Office, Level 5, 60 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand All text on this website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. […]

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Support for staff taking on extra responsibilities

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Support for staff taking on extra responsibilities

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Advice from PPTA’s intrepid field officers on management units and allowances. Jo had recently taken on a number of new responsibilities, and was struggling under the weight of the additional workload. While talking to Beth over a cup of soothing hot water, Jo commented that she found it hard […]

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Teacher shortages “a perfect storm” – principals

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teacher shortages “a perfect storm” – principals

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) An annual survey of secondary school principals has found schools across the country are experiencing some of the worst teacher shortages since surveys began. New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council chair James Morris says there is a perfect storm happening in education right now, and our young people are bearing […]

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Paid union meetings cross generations

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Paid union meetings cross generations

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Counties Manukau regional Network of Establishing Teachers representative Stephanie Lowe and Craig McFarlane, a maths teacher with decades of experience, share their perspectives on the issues teachers face. Stephanie Low and Craig McFarlane experienced recent Paid Union Meetings (PUMs) from opposite ends of the spectrum. Stephanie as a representative […]

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Claim overwhelmingly endorsed in Paid Union Meetings

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Claim overwhelmingly endorsed in Paid Union Meetings

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Secondary teachers are united in their expectations for collective agreement negotiations PPTA members have voted overwhelmingly to approve the main claims they will be taking into negotiations with the government later this year. Paid Union Meetings (PUMs) were held throughout the country for all teachers covered by the Secondary […]

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Bringing out the best and changing lives

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bringing out the best and changing lives

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) As part of our Bring out the Best campaign we asked people to share their stories about secondary teachers who made a difference in their lives. Here are just a few. “My chemistry teacher in year 12 and 13 was the best teacher I have ever had (many of […]

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Penalising part-time teachers is a gender pay gap issue

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Penalising part-time teachers is a gender pay gap issue

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA member Amy Paulussen says paying part-time teachers less for equivalent work than their full-time counterparts is evidence of how the gender pay gap has sneaked into the state sector. This article was first published in the Spinoff Parents I recently returned to teaching. I’m not going to lie, […]

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Support for teachers from all walks of life

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Support for teachers from all walks of life

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA general secretary Michael Stevenson attended last month’s Canterbury Education Summit organised by education minister Chris Hipkins. He shares his experience with PPTA News. When I first saw the list of guest speakers, I thought the door was being left wide open for teacher bashing and a ‘schools can […]

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Equal pay in every way

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Equal pay in every way

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA’s part-time equal pay case The long road to equality for part time teachers In 2002, at the end of a hard round of negotiations for our collective agreement, PPTA secured non-contact time for full time teachers for the very first time. The news wasn’t all good though, the […]

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Drawing strength from past victories

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Drawing strength from past victories

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA senior vice president Angela Roberts looks back at past industrial victories in the lead up to STCA negotiations – guest viewpoint History repeating?  As it becomes clear to the general public where we are heading with our STCA claim, some have looked back to the last time the […]

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West coast schools sign up to support new teachers

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on West coast schools sign up to support new teachers

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) All of the West Coast’s secondary schools have signed up to the PPTA Promise to New Teachers. West Coast establishing teachers co-ordinator Michael Waller and Westland High School principal Iain Murray talk about the importance of supporting teachers at the start of their careers. All four secondary and area […]

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PPTA News June-July 2018

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on PPTA News June-July 2018

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Drawing strength from the past, West Coast supports beginning teachers, nationwide paid union meetings and more… The June/July issue of PPTA News: the magazine of New Zealand secondary teachers Table of contents: Drawing strength from past victories – guest viewpoint p.3;West Coast schools supporting new teachers p.4;Canterbury education summit […]

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My perfect PLD world

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on My perfect PLD world

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) A maths teacher’s perspective on cultural relationships and ideal PLD The latest offering from NZCER, Cultural relationships for responsive pedagogy: a mana orite perspective” (Set No.1 2018), challenged me. I’m a maths teacher of 30 years’ experience, and a pretty good one at that. My practice has changed markedly […]

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