Pay Equity claim for Therapists | Mana Taurite

The issues

The 'arguability' of the pay equity claim came down to three key points.
  • The consistently female-dominated workforce.
  • The characterisation of therapists’ work as women’s work.
  • Occupational segregation and the feminisation of therapists’ work.

Where we're at

The Pay Equity claim for Therapists has now been approved.

Highlights of the settlement are: 

  • New equitable pay rates, with pay increases, correcting historic undervaluation.
  • A new parental lump sum payment for therapists covered by the Kaiārahi i te Reo and Therapists’ Collective Agreement
  • An effective date for the new pay rates of 25 May 2023
  • Reimbursement of professional fees
  • See below links for detailed information on the settlement, pay scales, and evidence report.

Other past campaigns

Check out more of the progress that NZEI Te Riu Roa members have achieved together.


Pay Equity for Teacher Aides | Mana Taurite

  • Support Staff
  • Mana Taurite

In September 2016, NZEI Te Riu Roa lodged a pay equity claim on behalf of all teacher aides. In 2019 a settlement was reached and teacher aides received pay increases and other benefits. As part of the terms of settlement, there must regular reviews to make sure that pay equity is maintained. This review is currently underway and will be complete by the end of 2024 in time to inform the bargaining of the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement.

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