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The OECE got the ball rolling on pay parity with the first national meeting in July 2019. Since then, we formed a pay parity steering group and the government changed salary attestation to be based on the first step of the KTCA and then the first 6 steps.
Our position remains strong on this issue as we advocate for all early childhood centres to be funded at least at the same amounts as Kindergarten Associations, and early childhood qualified teachers in centres and home-based to be paid at least equivalent to what primary school teachers earn for their training, experience, and professional recognition. In the articles and videos provided here, you can learn about the campaign and follow the progress.
Teachers Strike Action Boosts Kindergarten Finances. Dr Sarah Alexander. April 3, 2023. OPINION: There is an issue related to the recent teachers strike, that so
Ministry of Education Resources for Pay Parity. Commentary and Analysis by Dr Sarah Alexander. The Ministry of Education has developed a guide to the requirements
Pre-school teachers often earn far less than they could elsewhere with their levels of education. Improving pay and recognition would help develop and retain highly-skilled
EXPLAINER BY DR SARAH ALEXANDER. August 11, 2022. The question has to be asked, why does the government only fund ECE teacher pay and conditions
The Table below shows the salary attestation pay rates to take effect from1 January 2023 as a result of Budget 2022. For easy comparison, alongside
Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education. By email. 2 May 2022 Tēna rā koe, Minister Hipkins, E kore ngā pūtake e mākukungia e kore
The page of the Pay Parity Steering Group can be found here. On the PPSG page you will find the names of members of the
Budget 2021 funding. May 12, 2021. The Budget 2021 funding announcement for ECE concerns a funding increase of $170 million over four years. The salary attestation
Choices for Making Pay Claims. December 1, 2020. All ECE services and every qualified and certificated teacher employed by an ECE service are affected by
Staff Retention: Retaining our New Zealand trained early childhood teachers. By Melissa Dol. October 2, 2020. Being an early childhood teacher is rewarding work, there
Education Ministry Meeting on Pay Parity. July 29, 2020. Stuff published an article regarding our First meeting in May 2020. At the first meeting we presented a
Evidence on Pay Parity. By Dr Sarah Alexander, Karen Girvan, Bethany O’Hagan, and David Haynes with Tolo Pereira and Heather Te Huia. Sept 17, 2020.
The videos on ECE Teacher Pay and Staff Retention provided for your watching below are: An interview with Irish expert Dr Mary Moloney Part 1
Expert testimony on pay parity. The letter below by Dr Sarah can now be made available as the Select Committee heard from James on 22/07/2020.
Pay Parity Campaign Update. June 9, 2020. Since our last update in November 2019 we have continued advocating for young children to have teachers who
Pay Parity Campaign Update. November, 6 2019. We have been continuing advocacy for children to have teachers who are respected as teaching professionals and therefore
An open letter from early childhood teachers to the Prime Minister and Minister of Education. 2 December 2019. Tēnā korua Prime Minister Ardern and Minister
First Week of the Pay Parity Campaign. October 8, 2019. We launched the campaign last Tuesday, 1st October 2019 after preparing a campaign book. The
NZEI Promises on Pay Misleading. Opinion Article. By Sarah Alexander. October, 6. 2019. NZEI has told the nation that it has a plan to deliver
What is the Pay Gap and NZEI’s Promise. By David Haynes. October 3, 2019. NZEI’s New Campaign to ‘Fix the Pay Gap’ Amid much fanfare