Our claims are joint claims developed through collaboration between NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA Te Wehengarua members. They are focussed on ensuring that the teaching profession is valued and recognised, and that the two major issues of teacher supply and workload are addressed.
As Area School Teachers we have close connections across all year levels of our school. We can see the challenges that inequity between teachers of different year levels cause and many of us use informal arrangements to try and address these inequities where we can. These claims are to formally address the inequity within our schools, and also between our collective agreement and the secondary and primary collective agreements.