9 Jul 2009

More pay wanted for te reo Maori support staff

8:51 am on 9 July 2009

Maori teachers want more pay for their support staff, especially those who supply help with te reo Maori.

Waatea News reports NZEI Te Riu Roa's annual Te Kahui Whetu hui of Maori members in Ruatoria resolved to take the issue up with the Government.

Laures Park, the union's matua takawaenga, says kaiawhina are important to the day to day running of schools and kura kaupapa, but their value is not reflected in their pay packets.