Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

OPSA and OUSA Support Teachers

COMBINED OUSA and OPSA MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release

The PPTA has organized meetings for this week where members would vote on action for next term if there is no progress with talks. The Otago Polytech Students' Association (OPSA) and Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) announced renewed support of the secondary school teachers demands.

"This issue must be settled." said Michelle Watt, Vice President of OPSA.

"The government have indicated that they may consider rolling the teachers contracts but while this looks good on the surface it will not solve the dire problems of low real wages and working conditions" said Ms. Watt.

Rolling over of current agreements will also mean that PPTA members will be unable to take industrial action for forty days.

"The problems for teachers need to be sorted out now" said Katie Grace, Education and Welfare Vice-President of OUSA, "It is not just about the money, teachers are over-worked and under-valued".

"The best thing for teachers and students is to resolve this issue, the government has a responsibility to voters to sort this out before parliament dissolves" concluded Ms. Grace.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

Negotiations Begin: Equal Conditions For Men & Women In Professional Football

The trade union representing New Zealand's professional footballers has initiated bargaining for an agreement securing equal terms and conditions for men and women. If negotiated, it will be the first agreement of its kind in the world. More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:


Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland