Alliance says young people are our biggest asset, not "the enemy."

Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says the Alliance sees young people as one of New Zealand’s biggest assets, who are in the main hard working, caring and enthusiastic, and who make a positive contribution to their communities.

“It seems like our current political leadership instead sees many young people – the future generation – as a threat and a problem. The failure here is the failure of our social system and political system, that has let down many families and communities.”

The Alliance wants to support and encourage our young people, says Ms Murray. Continue reading

Alliance Party says united approach needed by education unions

The Alliance Party says education unions should be working together to push for more funding for the education of New Zealand’s children and young people.
Alliance Party education spokesperson Richard Wallis says he differs from PPTA president Robin Duff who has commented that entrenched pay parity agreements with primary schools are preventing post-primary teachers from gaining better wages and conditions.
“The Alliance says all education unions need to work together to push for a serious investment in the education of our children and young people. We strongly support the PPTA but believe a divided approach is not the best way to achieve our common goals.” Continue reading