Education Act Changes

The new legislation came into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email


Employment conditions

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

This documentation can be viewed under these employment conditions pages, including links to Ministry of Education webpages where copies of the collective and individual agreements are available to be viewed. 

Equal Employment Opportunities in Schools information on EEO and how this relates to schools.

NZSTA handbook - EEO

EEO website

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