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Native English-Speaking Teachers' Association

Close battle over equality issue

CCC Ming Kei College and YWCA Hioe Tjo Yeong College met in the fifth round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. The motion was: 'Hong Kong isn't doing enough to ensure gender equality.'

Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am

Close battle over equality issue

CCC Ming Kei College and YWCA Hioe Tjo Yeong College met in the fifth round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. The motion was: 'Hong Kong isn't doing enough to ensure gender equality.'

Ming Kei took the negative while Hioe Tjo Yeong debated the affirmative view.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Close win for Wong Siu Ching

POCA Wong Siu Ching Secondary School edged out Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School (CSWCSS) by just one point in the second round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. They tackled the motion 'Hong Kong is taking care of mainland immigrants arriving here since 2006'.

The debate took place on May 11 at CSWCSS, with Wong Siu Ching taking the negative stance.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

NET's talks with bureau hit snags over changes

Negotiations between the Education Bureau and native-English-speaking teachers over an increase in their special allowance have been held up because of staff changes, the bureau said this week.

David Stead, chairman of Native English-speaking Teachers' Association (Nesta), said the recent financial turmoil and rent increases had put them under a lot of financial pressure.

11 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

NETs hoping for an increase after meeting, but it may take some time

Native-English-speaking teachers believe they are likely to receive an increase in their special allowance after meeting Education Bureau officials this week, but the government refused to confirm whether any increase was in the pipeline.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Retention allowance payments slow for some NETs

Difficult principals or red tape at schools have delayed the incentives to about 5pc of eligible teachers

Some native English-speaking teachers have not received new retention allowances to which they are entitled because of processing problems in schools, NETs have claimed.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Proposals for NET pay still unresolved

Another meeting on improved packages between education leaders and Nesta is set for Thursday

High-level talks are to continue this week over an enhanced pay package for native English-speaking teachers after education leaders and the NETs' association failed to reach an agreement on Thursday.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am