Teachers union will vote on new pay offer from Government next week

The Ministry of Education has tabled a new pay deal for New Zealand Educational Institute members to vote on.

The NZEI said this morning in a statement that online ballots will be held next week to vote on the revised offer.

NZEI lead negotiator Liam Rutherford said it remains to be seen whether teachers, parents and the wider community thought the new offer would make a difference for children.

If NZEI members reject the offer, there will be more consultation, the union said, during their annual conference in early October, and further steps will be decided there.

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REVISED OFFER:

The revised offer for primary teachers includes:
• 3 year term from date of settlement
• Increase base salary scale by 3 per cent each year from date of settlement.
• No funding for supporting children with additional learning needs, such as funding the Special Education Needs Coodinator role (SENCO) in each school.
• No provisions for reducing workloads or class sizes

The revised offer for primary principals includes:
• 3 year term from date of settlement
• Increase base salary scale by 3% each year from date of settlement for principals of schools with more than 100 students.
• Increase base salary scale by 4.5%+4.5%+4.4% a year from date of settlement for principals of schools with fewer than 100 students.
• No provisions to address workload
 

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