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Ko ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako ō ngā kaimahi Kōhanga Reo, he kaupapa whai tikanga ki ngā tamariki Māori, heoi anō ko te nuinga o ngā kaimahi kore rawa e whiwhi pūtea kia kite i ō rātou wāriu, mana hei whakamaranga.

Me tautoko tēnei whakahau a kaimahi Kōhanga Reo, kia Mana Taurite ai i a rātou!


Kōhanga Reo kaimahi bring incredible skills and experience to an important kaupapa for tamariki Māori, but right now many kaimahi aren't paid in a way that recognises their value and upholds their mana.

Tautoko this whakahau in support of our Kōhanga Reo kaimahi - let's make sure kaiako get paid what they are worth!

Tuku kōrero mai i a NZEI Te Riu Roa me Te Ake Rautangi - Keep me up to date about NZEI Te Riu Roa and Te Ake Rautangi
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Ko Te Ake Rautangi

He rākau taimeha te Ake Rautangi mō te hanga Toi pakanga. He tohu mō tana kaha.

Ka whakamanea ēnei i te ngārara me ngā manu, nā rau kapenu o te rākau ake ake.

Ko te ingoa 'Te Ake Rautangi' he tohu kia kōtahi ai tātou hei whakamana i a tātou mahi kōhanga reo, i a rātou ngaiotanga.


About Te Ake Rautangi

The ake ake tree is a strong wood once used for making weapons. This tree signifies strength.

The crushed leaves of the ake ake tree release a fragrant perfume attacting insects and birds to the tree.

This name symbolises the collective strength of our Kōhanga Reo kaimahi and that we need to recognise their value and mana as the professional workforce they are.

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Hītori

I tēnei wā, kua kore e whiwhi te pūtea iti te nuinga o ngā kaimahi i roto i ngā Kōhanga Reo. Kāhore he ōrite te utu i ngā kaiako kōhungahunga.

Ka whiwhi $23.97 i a hāora, te Utu Ora $22.10 i a hāora ērā atu rāngai kōhungahunga, ka kitea kua kore ōrite te wāriu ki ngā kaimahi Kōhanga Reo.

Tautokohia ngā kaimahi Kōhanga Reo, kia whiwhi te utu kaimahi kia kite i o rātou wāriu!


Background

Right now, many Kōhanga Reo kaimahi don’t even get the minimum wage. They are paid well below the pay rates for other kaiako and teachers in the sector.

Budget 2019 saw $21.5 million allocated to Te Kōhanga Reo, and we believe some of that money should have gone to pay Kōhanga Reo kaimahi what they are worth.

Budget 2020 contributed $196.2 million, with $93 million over four years going to pay for kaimahi - but after bringing Kōhanga Reo kaimahi up to the new minimum wage of $20 an hour, there won’t be much money left.

With other kaimahi from the sector receiving $23.97 per hour, and the Living Wage sitting at $22.10 an hour, it's clear that even the new minimum wage just doesn’t recognise the value Kōhanga Reo kaimahi bring to their mahi.

Show your support for Kōhanga Reo kaimahi so they get paid what they’re worth!