At the request of member leaders in Christchurch, NZEI’s National Executive has also decided to postpone all primary paid union meetings this week. We'll advise members of new arrangements for them to consider and vote on current employment agreement offers as soon as possible.

A decision has now also been made to cancel paid union meetings due to be held for Area School members in the week of March 25th. Members will instead be asked to vote on their draft claim during meetings held outside of contact time.

NZEI Te Riu Roa ECE and support staff scholarships

There are up to ten scholarships of $6000 available each year - four for early childhood members and six for support staff members. Applications for the scholarships to be taken up in 2020 are now open.

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Paid Union Meetings

At the request of member leaders in Christchurch, NZEI’s National Executive has decided to postpone all primary paid union meetings this week. We'll advise members of new arrangements for them to consider and vote on current employment agreement offers as soon as possible.

A decision has now also been made to cancel paid union meetings due to be held for Area School members in the week of March 25th. Members will instead be asked to vote on their draft claim during meetings held outside of contact time.

AKO Journal: For educational professionals

Ako, the professional journal for 50,000 educators who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa. In te ao Māori, the concept of ako means both to teach and to learn.

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Our campaigns

New Offer for Primary Teachers and Principals

Check out the Ministry's new offer for Primary Teachers and Principals

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Two young teachers holding 'It's time' lollipops

Kua tae te wā - It's time

This year we'll continue making the message loud and clear: It’s Time. Time to lead, teach and learn. This means freeing primary teachers to teach so every child receives the personal attention they need to learn and thrive. It means freeing primary principals to focus on leading and it means ensuring we have enough teachers by attracting more people to teaching, by respecting them as professionals and paying them properly.

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Negotiations FAQs

Pay equity for educators and support staff

No matter who you are or what kind of work you do, you deserve to be paid fairly for your work. But for women, achieving fair pay has been a long, hard battle which is not over yet.

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Join the pay equity pledge

Events

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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 Mar 2019: Nation-wide teacher meetings postponed as mark of respect for children, men and women killed in terr

NZEI Te Riu Roa has postponed paid union meetings for primary teachers and principals due to begin nation-wide on Monday as a mark of respect for the 50 children, men and women murdered during the terrorist attacks in Christchurch on Friday. Read More

12 Mar 2019: NZEI supports student action over climate change

NZEI Te Riu Roa supports young people who are planning to strike for climate justice this Friday. Read More