Support Staff Resources


Support staff do so much to make a difference in our schools, kura, kindergartens and centres, for young children and young people, and for our communities. 

As we demonstrate to the government that we need fair pay and fair work, use these resources in your communities to get everyone involved in the campaign.

We need the government to listen to us, understand what we're saying, and take the bold action needed to address our claims for fair pay and fair work. 

Share how you use these resources on social media using the hashtatgs #SupportStaff and #MakingADifference

Contact your local MP

Use this tool to help you craft a message to your local MP to get the government to listen to us and take the bold action needed to address our claims for fair pay and fair work.

Sign the open letter to Minister of Education Chris Hipkins

Support staff are the glue that holds the school together. And they need to be paid fairly for the hard work they do! Add your name to the letter the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins saying that support staff have waited long enough for fair pay.

Support Staff Making A Difference Flyers

Download and print these flyers to explain why we are campaigning to push the government to commit to a substantial pay increases for support staff.

Making A Difference Poster Set (A3)

Download these posters to display explaining why support staff love their job and what pay equity and the collective agreement settlements would mean for support staff.

Making a Difference - Whakamahia he Rerekētanga - selfie poster (A3)

Download and print this poster and then write the name of a support staff member in your school, kura, kindergarten or centre and what they do to make a difference. Hold it up and take a photo to post on social media with the hashtags #SupportStaff and #MakingADifference and then display it so everyone can see how great our support staff are!

The posters are available in English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan, Tokelau, or Cook Island Māori.

Facebook profile picture frames

Show your support for support staff by adding a frame to your profile picture.

Mana Taurite Pay Equity Quiz

If you're gathering with support staff, your school colleagues or community, this is a good opportunity to test your knowledge of the Mana Taurite pay equity process.

Four ways pay equity will benefit support staff

Download these posters that illustrate just four ways pay equity for support staff would benefit schools. Use this poster as a guide for conversations about pay equity.