Teacher aide pay equity operational guidelines for schools

Guidance for schools on the implementation of the teacher aide pay equity settlement.  

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12 Implementation timeline


Implementation timeline 

27 May 

Teacher aide pay equity settlement signed


Settlement endorsed by teacher aides throughout New Zealand 

29 June

Ratification of a variation to the CA with the settlement outcomes by NZEI Te Riu Roa members.

14 August

Schools to advise teacher aides whether they should remain on grade B, step 5

20 August

Schools to return spreadsheet which provides information about their teacher aides to Education Payroll 

28 August

Schools receive first instalment of additional pay equity funding, backdated to 12 February 2020

18 September

Schools are expected to have non-union member teacher aides signed up on new IEA and have advised Education Payroll


Schools receive initial wash-up funding 

4 November

Teacher aides receive new pay-rates backdated to 12 February 2020

3 December

Teacher aides (along with other support staff) receive an additional 3% pay rise effective from 27 November 2020

April 2021

Schools receive final wash-up funding