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Our pay equity campaign for educators

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Pay equity information for ECE employers

Both teaching and support staff roles in early childhood education are underpaid because they are mostly done by women. We’re following in the footsteps of Kristine Bartlett and the aged care and seeking government funding for a pay equity settlement to deliver fair pay in early childhood education.

Four employer groups have already signed up to pay equity processes in their collective agreement negotiations (ECECA, Barnardos, Salvation Army and kindergarten support staff. And a fifth employer, Childspace, are leading involvement in a process the whole sector can participate in.

There are lots of ways you can help win government funding for better pay for your staff, too!

You can sign our pledge to show your support, and share it with your service whanau so they also see the importance of pay equity.

We send a fortnightly email newsletter to thousands of ECE teachers. You don’t need to be a member of NZEI Te Riu Roa to sign up – Mana Taurite is for everyone. Sign up yourself here, and share the link with your staff and encourage them to sign up.

If you’d like to do more to support Mana Taurite Pay Equity, or you have questions, just email Rebecca.matthews-heron@nzei.org.nz