Your collective agreement guarantees you your salary and conditions. Due to the relatively fragmented history and nature of early childhood education in New Zealand, most of the collective agreements negotiated by the NZEI are in this sector.  “I am so proud of the way we all fought for this offer. We have written to MPs, campaigned in our schools, spoken to parents and attracted media attention. This tireless collective action was decisive,” she says. Individual preschool work agreement-1-October-2019-1.pdf – 215 KB Non-teachers employed in associations are most often covered by an individual employment contract (IEA). The agreement is negotiated directly by the employee and the employer. There is a collective agreement, the Preschool Assistance Contract (KASSCA), which includes support staff working in kindergartens of the school of thought, currently available to people in non-pedagogical positions, such as administrative.B tasks. Support school employees to offer new collective agreements next week 30 November 2019Eve school support Employees who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa, will vote on a new offer of collective agreements from the Ministry of Education next week, which includes a new minimum wage of $21.15 per hour, the current minimum wage. Kindergarten educators who are members of the NZEI Te Riu Roa are covered by the kindergarten teacher, principals and the 2019- 2022 (KTCA) Chief Teachers` Collective Agreement. Teachers who are not covered by the collective agreement will have an individual employment contract (IEA).
On 26 July, members of the New Zealand Institute of Education voted in favour of a collective agreement with the Ministry of Education, which places the remuneration of early childhood education teachers on an equal footing with teachers in denb and secondary schools. Under these conditions, early childhood teachers will receive a pay increase of at least 18.5% by July 2020, NZEI members will receive a lump sum of NZ$1,500, and there will be an increase in child care allowances for headteachers and a new higher level of $90,000 for teachers. While the NZEI negotiates on behalf of all early childhood teachers in New Zealand, union members make up only 12.5% of the early childhood workforce in New Zealand.   The terms of employment for which THE PPTA members fought are set in our collective agreements. The NZEI was founded in 1883 by the merger of district teachers 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, the NZEI has negotiated more than 20 collective agreements in both sectors, including headteachers, teachers, auxiliary staff, staff and ministerial staff.  Ms. Kemplen says that while members will be happy to get an offer of a collective voting agreement, it does not change the need for a teaching assistant to negotiate pay equity as quickly as possible in order to repair the broken system that has historically undervalued their work. MPs went on strike in 2018 as part of the round of negotiations with New Zealand`s sixth Labour government. Gatherings and marches were held in major cities.
 On 29 May 2019, the NZEI and THE PPTA staged a major strike that demanded higher wages and rejected the government`s 3% offer on wage increases.    The principal officers and principals responsible have separate collective agreements, with separate agreements for staff and key territorial agents, but negotiated jointly.  On June 26, 2019, elementary school teachers voted to adopt the government`s $1.5 billion collective agreement.