We're stronger together for children and learning

We are 47,000 principals, teachers and support staff who work in primary, area and secondary schools as well as early childhood centres, special education and school advisory services. 

We come together as NZEI Te Riu Roa to fight for quality public education—because every child is worth it.

What's happening

Pay equity now!

It's time that women were paid what we're worth. Historic pay equity claims for ECE and support staff are happening now. 

Be part of our claim

Come to your PUM: have your say on primary collective bargaining

Paid union meetings are happening in March for primary school teachers and principals. There, we'll decide how to proceed with this year's campaign.

Find your PUM

More about the It's Time campaign

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ECE and Support Staff Scholarships: apply now for 2019

We have five $5000 scholarships available for ECE and support staff members in 2019. Apply by 4 May 2018 to be considered.

See what's offered and how to apply


This year's conferences and meetings

Save these dates:

  • Te Kāhui Whetū, Christchurch- 7-10 July 2018
  • Annual Conference, Rotorua - 30 September-3 October 2018

Get help

Find your collective agreement

Your collective agreement defines the terms and conditions of your job.

See all collective agreements

Contact our member advisory officers

Call us between 8.30am and 5.00pm on freephone 0800 693 443, or email nzei@nzei.org.nz for confidential advice.

Recent news and media

17 Apr 2018: Pasifika educators pushing the boundaries

Finding new horizons and pushing the boundaries will be central themes in a two-day Pasifika Fono for educators, which opens in Auckland this Thursday (19 April). Read More

13 Apr 2018: Teachers and principals vote overwhelmingly for change

NZEI Te Riu Roa is going into its collective agreement negotiations soon with a strong mandate for change. Read More

11 Apr 2018: Survey shows strong public support for big teacher pay rise

New research shows strong public support for more Government spending on public education, including a significant pay rise for teachers and more support for children with additional learning needs. Read More

06 Apr 2018: Kiwi children will benefit from ECE plan

Our youngest Kiwis will benefit from a completely fresh look at the Early Childhood Education sector. Read More