Nzei Collective Agreement For Primary Teachers

NZEI Te Riu Roa is currently advancing wage claims for other early childhood teachers in the sector. The union says this is the best way to deal with the historical undervaluation of early childhood education. “The possibility of a bespoke primary union is on the table, we are curious to know what the union`s response will be,” he said. These days are intended to provide additional time for teachers and headteachers: principal staff and headteachers have separate collective agreements with separate agreements for land and district planning, but negotiated jointly. [4] Early childhood teachers say that people are “leaving the sector en masse” because they are underpaid. Negotiator Virginia Oakly says she is pleased that the educators have received a significant pay increase and that hard work continues to improve pay and conditions for the rest of the early childhood sector. He said there were about 2,000 primary and secondary school principals and the vast majority belonged to the NZEI. The union asked its members to stay at the NZEI and warned that a new organization would “cut off” its collective strength. The NZEI was founded in 1883 by the merger of district teachers[2] at a meeting in Christchurch. It quickly became the national voice of primary school teachers. Since its merger in 1994 with the Combined Early Childhood Union of Aotearoa (CECUA), it has also represented teachers in early childhood education centres.

Since major changes in New Zealand labour law in the 1980s and 1990s,[3] the NZEI has negotiated more than 20 collective agreements in both sectors, including headteachers, teachers, auxiliary staff, staff and ministerial staff. [4] An organization that represents principals wants the government to eliminate a program that costs $100 million a year, most of it for higher salaries for teachers and principals. NZEI Te Riu Roa Members work in every community in New Zealand and lead and commit to quality public education. We are the 50,000 school leaders, teachers and facilitators who work in primary, departmental and secondary schools, as well as in early childhood centres, special education and school guidance. We come together as NZEI Te Riu Roa – New Zealand`s largest educational union, a contractual organization and a strong advocate of quality public education. We have the most important task in New Zealand – training for the future. NZEI Te Riu Roa kindergarten educators voted overwhelmingly in favour of a collective agreement that maintains pay parity with its primary and secondary counterparts. Members struck in 1994 and 1995 to successfully achieve pay parity with the Post Primary Teachers` Association (PPTA) [5], their high school colleagues. This concerned the salary scales for teachers` qualifications. [7] Because of the relatively fragmented history and character of early childhood education in New Zealand, it is in this area that collective agreements are most often negotiated by the NZEI. [4] Your collective agreement guarantees your remuneration and conditions.