There is a very clearly arguable case for qualified and certificated teachers working in ECE to have pay parity with all other kindergarten and school teachers. 
 
The new Equal Pay Amendment Act 2020 provides us with an additional avenue to pursue pay claims.  This Act has received Royal assent and comes in to force on 6th November 2020.  We are acting now to enable preparatory work to begin, including opening negotiations with employers and with the Ministry of Education.  This Act allows individuals, not just unions, to put in equal pay claims.  Individuals can appoint someone to represent them.

David Haynes is willing to act as the representative for any teacher to handle their individual claim. 
  • Don't worry about fees - there will be no fee or charge to you.
  • Your employer should not fear this. David intends to work collaboratively with employers to get the government to fund pay parity. 
David is preparing a claim that seeks a minimum of kindergarten teacher pay rates (KTCA rates provide pay parity with school teachers) for all certificated teachers working in ECE.  The claim includes additional pay elements from the recent Teacher Aides’ settlement.  David will also be asking for any settlement that results from this claim to be backdated. 

You must be a qualified teacher with a practising certificate - who is not employed in a kindergarten under the ownership of a kindergarten association and covered by the KTCA.  This claim is being brought under a section of the new Act that applies to individuals.  If you are covered by a collective employment agreement then you must be represented by the union that negotiated that agreement. 

If you would like to proceed with a claim for pay parity under the new Equal Pay Amendment Act, please fill in your information below so we can stay in touch and so that David can represent you. 

One of the questions asks if you are an NZEI member.  NZEI has the automatic right to represent its members.  When this claim is submitted we will need to know if you are an NZEI member.  It may be that NZEI will join us in this claim but if they do not then we may have to remove your name from the list of those covered by the claim. 

Your personal details will only be used for the purpose of negotiating this claim. 

Thank you for your interest and allowing a claim to go forward on your behalf.

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* 1. Are you a member of NZEI Te Riu Roa or any other union?

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* 2. Are you a 'certificated' teacher? 

Before you answer this question please read the following definition of a certificated teacher.
  • A ‘certificated teacher’ is a holder of a current practising certificate that has been issued by the Teaching Council, or a letter from the  Teaching Council advising that certification has been approved and that the practising certificate will be sent to you. 
  • This includes teachers whose practising certificates are marked 'full', 'provisional' or ‘subject to confirmation’. 

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* 3. What is your first name?

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* 4. What is your last name?

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* 5. What is your work physical address? (street/road, city)

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* 6. What is your email address?

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* 7. What is your teacher registration number?

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* 8. What is the name of the early childhood service you are employed at?

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* 9. What is the name of your employer (if this is not a person or persons, then what is the name of the entity or organisation that employs you)?

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* 10. What is the email address of your employer (if you know it)
And, what is the postal address of your employer (this may be the same as the address of your service)

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* 11. What is your position or job title?

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* 12. Give a brief description here of your duties or the work you perform

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* 13. Please read below and tick each box if you agree

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