Pay equity claims in the education sector

There are several pay equity claims either recently raised, underway, or settled in the education sector for the following roles and those people doing the same or similar work.

Level of compliance Main audience Other

Inform

  • Education workforce employees and employers
  • Principals and tumuaki
  • School boards

Click on the links to find out more about these pay equity claims that the Secretary for Education has been named in as employer, because the employees are Ministry or school employees, or are registered kindergarten teachers.

Workforce Raised by Status
Teacher aides NZEI Te Riu Roa Settled in 2020
Administration support staff in schools NZEI Te Riu Roa Currently investigating
Kaiārahi i te reo NZEI Te Riu Roa Currently investigating
Ministry employees in admin and clerical roles(external link) PSA Currently investigating. Led by Te Kawa Mataaho
School science technicians NZEI Te Riu Roa Arguability agreed
School librarians and library assistants NZEI Te Riu Roa Arguability agreed
Teachers NZEI Te Riu Roa & PPTA Raised November/December 2020
Therapists NZEI Te Riu Roa Raised November 2020

 

There are several pay equity claims in the education sector where the Ministry of Education is named as the direct employer. If you are employed by the Ministry and affected by one of these claims, you can learn more on Te Tāhuhu on the Ministry Pay Equity Claims page.

These are:

Workforce Raised by Status
Administration and Clerical Workers

PSA

Raised October 2019
Early Intervention Teachers

NZEI Te Riu Roa

Raised November 2020
Psychologists

NZEI Te Riu Roa

APEX

Raised November 2020
Therapists NZEI Te Riu Roa Raised November 2020
Education advisors NZEI Te Riu Roa Raised November 2020
Service managers NZEI Te Riu Roa Raised November 2020

 

There are also several pay equity claims in the education sector where the Ministry of Education is not named as an employer.

These are:

Workforce Raised by Status
Kindergarten administrators  NZEI Te Riu Roa Raised November 2020
Kindergarten cooks  NZEI Te Riu Roa Raised November 2020
Kindergarten teacher aides  NZEI Te Riu Roa Raised November 2020
Early learning teachers Individual employees in the Early learning sector Raised November 2020

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