Kaiāwhina Tautoko

Support Staff

Kaiāwhina Tautoko

Support Staff are the unsung heroes of our education sector, keeping our schools running smoothly, the grounds clean and tidy, the payroll processed and much, much more.

It's the work you do to support tumuaki and kaiako that lays the foundation for learning and growth to happen. See below for resources and information about your role and what NZEI Te Riu Roa members are working towards in this crucial space.  

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Pay Equity for Librarians | Mana Taurite

  • Support Staff
  • Mana Taurite

The Pay Equity claim for librarians and librarian assistants was raised by NZEI Te Riu Roa in November 2020. Investigation of the claim began in October 2021 and was completed in September of this year. Through this process, a gender neutral assessment of claimants and comparators was undertaken. The results of this investigation showed that school librarians have been subject to gender based undervaluation and the claim will now proceed to bargaining.

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Join us in calling for better pay, conditions and outcomes in the education sector in Aotearoa.