Collective agreements

Current collective employment agreements for principals, teachers and other staff in schools.

Go to the start dates and expiry dates for current collective agreements.

Collective agreements covering most employees in the state and state integrated education sector are available below. You can also access a PDF versions by clicking on the relevant collectie agreement link or you can contact industrial.relations@education.govt.nz.

Note about expiry dates:

The expiry of a collective agreement does not necessarily mean the end of the agreement.  The Employment Relations Act 2000 (clause 53) says an expired collective agreement continues to be endorceable for a further 12 months, provided the union or the employer had, before the expiry date, initated bargaining to replace the agreement.

Teachers’ collective agreements

Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective 9 June 2016 to 8 June 2018

Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective 28 October 2015 to 27 October 2018

Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective 8 April 2016 to 7 April 2019

Adult and Community Education Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement
Effective 22 June 2016 to 21 June 2019

Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective 12 December 2013 to 11 December 2016

Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective 20 June 2016 to 19 June 2018

Principals’ collective agreements

Primary Principals' Collective Agreement
Effective 17 May 2016 to 16 May 2018

Secondary Principals' Collective Agreement
Effective 12 May 2016 to 11 May 2019

Area School Principals' Collective Agreement
Effective 2 September 2013 to 1 June 2016

Other staff collective agreements

Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement
Effective 6 June 2014 to 5 December 2016

School Caretakers' and Cleaners' (including Canteen Workers) Collective Agreement
Effective 1 April 2015 to 1 December 2016

Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement
Effective 1 May 2015 to 31 December 2016

Kaiarahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Education Assistants' Collective Agreement
Effective 6 June 2014 to 5 December 2016

Special Residential Schools' Collective Agreement
Effective 30 September 2015 to 29 September 2018

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Specialist and Support Staff Collective Agreement
Effective 24 September 2014 to 24 December 2016

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