After a meeting with the ministry on November 29, members of the kairahi i Te Reo school support team and collective agreements received their first offer. Members voted on December 10, 2019 to accept their collective agreement offer. Many of our support staff are specialists who work with children with disabilities and their children to ensure they have access to a fair education. A minimum base rate of $21.15 per hour for all support staff and kairahi i te reo members who currently earn less than this rate. The offer also corresponds to several of our other requests, including funding cultural leave for support staff participating in Te Matatini, an increase in car allowance, aligned with the rate payable to teachers and headteachers, the revision of the accommodation allowance to ensure that members receive their correct rights and the change of title of the Dirty Work Allowance to “Tiaki” allowance. ENDS It is time for assistance workers to build their collective power to make a real difference in their pay and working conditions. Sign up to make a difference and show your support. At the same time as the pay equity process, our support staff were concluded in schools and the Kairahi i te Reo collective agreement. Teacher assistants pave the way for other support groups – you`re next! For too long, the crucial work of school staff has been undervalued and uncertain from one semester to the next. This year is different. We begin our demand for pay equity for school administration employees, especially by finding out what these employees are doing.
We use this information as part of the claim to understand the value you bring to your workplace. “Support staff are essential to our schools. We work closest with children with the most complex learning needs. But we are too long undervalued. This offer is an important first step in recognizing and adequately evaluating support staff,” she explains. “I`m so proud of the way we all fought for this offer. We have written to MPs, campaigned in our schools, spoken to parents and attracted media attention. This tireless collective action was decisive,” she says.
Use these resources to help you discuss in your schools and communities what we want as support staff. This paid campaign is also relevant to administrators, Kai-rahi i te reo, scientific technicians, coordinators and all other support collaborators. Under this plan, the minimum wage of $21.15 is considered the base rate for all support employees and kairahi members who currently earn less than that rate. All members earning more than $21.15 will receive a 3% increase on printed prices. Support school employees to offer new collective agreements next week 30 November 2019Eve school support Employees who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa, will vote on a new offer of collective agreements from the Ministry of Education next week, which includes a new minimum wage of $21.15 per hour, the current minimum wage.