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Employment agreements

A number of collective agreements apply to board employees. NZSTA participates in negotiating these with the Ministry of Education and the relevant union and other stakeholders, along with other related matters which have a direct impact on all school staff. 

Visit the Ministry of Education website to view the collective and individual employment agreements. 

View the fact sheet for Non-teaching staff – Settlement of Collective Agreements and Individual Employment Agreements (IEAs) for non-union members. 

Teacher- Aide Pay Equity Claim update: view the explanatory letter from the Secretary of Education.


Collective Agreements: 

Collective Agreement - Area School Principals'

Collective Agreement - Area School Teachers'

Collective Agreement - Primary Principals'

Collective Agreement - Primary Teachers'

Collective Agreement - Secondary Principals'

Collective Agreement - Support Staff in Schools'


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