Science Technicians' Pay Equity Claim
Learn about the Science Technicians' Pay Equity Claim.
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On 6 March 2023, we reached agreement with NZEI Te Riu Roa on a settlement of the pay equity claim for science technicians.
Following endorsement by the employees covered by the claim, the settlement will now see around 400 science technicians, mostly women, being valued and paid for the work they do in line with people working in male-dominated roles of equal value.
Implementing the settlement
Following the settlement of the claim, there are actions schools and kura need to take, as well as things they need to know, to ensure science technicians receive the benefits and new pay rates resulting from the settlement.
We have released several guidance documents on the implementation of the claim. You can view these documents in the table below.
The guidance includes a roadmap, general information about the settlement, information on funding, pay rate translations, the work matrix, payroll, the parental payment and regrading.
We suggest reading the guidance documents in the order they are listed below.
In late March 2023 we hosted webinars with NZSTA to outline the changes resulting from the settlement and provide additional support to schools and kura in understanding the settlement.
View a recording of the webinar(external link)
How we got here
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