Teacher aide pay equity operational guidelines for schools
Guidance for schools on the implementation of the teacher aide pay equity settlement.
3 Implementing the new pay equity rates
Key points in this section:
- Teacher aides who are not NZEI Te Riu Roa members and therefore covered by the CA will need to sign the new IEA or join the NZEI Te Riu Roa to access the new pay equity rates.
- The new IEA is available on the Ministry website.
- We expect all teacher aides will be on the new IEA or covered by the CA by 18 September 2020.
NZEI Te Riu Roa members will automatically receive the new pay equity pay rates and backdated pay.
Teacher aides who are not covered by the CA need to sign the new IEA with their employing Board of Trustees to access the new pay equity rates or join NZEI Te Riu Roa(external link) to be covered by the CA.
To make sure that all teacher aides receive pay equity rates by 4 November 2020, all non-union teacher aides should have had the opportunity to accept the new IEA with the new pay equity rates before 18 September 2020. You must advise Education Payroll when a new IEA has been signed.
Action for schools
Offer non-union teacher aides a new IEA and advise Education Payroll that it has been signed by 18 September 2020.
3.1 Board of Trustee responsibilities
In settling the pay equity claim made by NZEI Te Riu Roa, the Secretary for Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa have agreed on the rates for teacher aides that reflect pay equity. Teacher aides who are NZEI Te Riu Roa members will receive these rates automatically. Boards of Trustees need to offer the new IEA to all non-union members to ensure that all teacher aides have the opportunity to move to the new pay equity rates.
If these new pay equity rates are not offered, Boards of Trustees could be open to personal grievance claims laid against them on the basis of gender discrimination, or discrimination complaints under the Human Rights Act 1993.