We Need Pay Parity Funded Through Collective Agreements
Pay parity will keep teachers in ECE, where there is currently a huge shortage due to the low pay rates and poor conditions across much of the sector. Ultimately, this benefits no one more than tamariki. Teachers' working conditions are children's learning conditions.
Funding all collective agreements at the same levels will mean that centres where there is already a collective employment agreement between employers and employees will be able to reach pay parity, and the government will have accountability over where funding goes. This action will also provide a pathway to a sector wide agreement - including potentially a Fair Pay Agreement in the future. If you're a teacher who's not currently covered by a collective agreement but would like to be, please let us know and we'll see what we can do for you - get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 693 443.