• #LOUD4ECE message to the Minister
    The ECE sector is in crisis. There is a chronic shortage of trained teachers in centres around the country. A key driver of the crisis continues to be the pay gap of up to 52% between ECE teachers and their school and kindergarten colleagues who have the same skills, qualifications and responsibilities. This gap has grown steadily over the past decade and the Government’s decision to backpedal on part of its pay parity commitment in September means as many as 5000 ECE teachers have to wait even longer to get fairly paid. On Saturday November 6 we are going to get #LOUD4ECE with a day of action making it clear to Education Minister Chris Hipkins and the Ministry of Education that we need a firm commitment on pay parity and fixing the early childhood sector. Want to head along to a local event? Click here: https://action.nzei.org.nz/calendars/loud4ece Want #LOUD4ECE posters and t-shirts? Click here: https://www.ecevoice.org/resources Want to find out more about the ECE Voice campaign? Click here: https://ecevoice.org
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  • Teacher aides should be funded by the government, not parents
    Parents, whānau and NZEI Te Riu Roa members are deeply concerned about the underfunding in our education system where tamariki are missing out on accessing the support they need and where parents are forced to pay for teacher aide hours out of their own pockets. No parent should need to choose between breaking the law or watching their child miss out on the support they need. Parents should not have to pay at all. In a properly funded public system, every child should get the support they need. All tamariki are taonga. This campaign is about challenging ableism at all levels, so that the education system works for all. We've drafted an email for you (on the right) to send to Minister Hipkins. Personalise it with your own story for the Minister to read.
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