Join NZEI Te Riu Roa

Be part of New Zealand's most powerful education union

We're stronger together, as the recent pay equity breakthrough has shown. Care workers are finally getting a fair deal for doing traditional “women’s work,” and together as NZEI we’re negotiating a pay equity deal for ministry-employed Education Support Workers. Next up is fair pay for teacher aides and other support staff. ECE teachers look to have a strong case too

This is an historic moment and it’s all because we have a united voice. NOW is the time to stand with your colleagues and join your union

By joining NZEI you will become a member of an active and vibrant union which works with you to ensure New Zealand children continue to get the high quality education they deserve.

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What we do

Improve your pay, conditions, and status

NZEI Te Riu Roa has the collective strength to negotiate improved pay and conditions. We have a proud history of successful campaigning for better status and pay for our members. By joining NZEI you can be sure that:

  • your pay and conditions are negotiated and enforced effectively (through your collective agreement)
  • you get support at your workplace when you need it
  • you can access training seminars, workshops and conferences
  • advocacy and support is available for employment issues
  • you get advice on training and qualifications
  • you get regular opportunities to meet and share experiences with your colleagues through local networks, conferences and seminars, and at NZEI’s local branch, Aronui Tomua and Komiti Pasifika meetings. 

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