27 November Update
The success of the Teacher Aide Pay Equity Settlement has brought about positive change which acknowledges the efforts of teacher aides in the Education Sector. School Boards and principals have been instrumental in helping implement this change which has been fantastic, and we commend your efforts and support as we work through these changes together alongside the Ministry and NZEI.
As we head into the tail end of a busy year there is a key deadline date coming up, which all school Boards and principals should note. The closing date to apply for the Exceptional Translation Fund regarding regrading closes on Monday 30 November. Please submit all relevant documentation and applications before 5pm Monday for processing, any applications received later will likely not be considered.
Patrick Ikiua, Regional Director (Northern) - Principal Advisor Employment
Teacher Aide Pay Equity Claim – November Update
New TAPEC pay equity rates and back-dated payment will be paid to eligible employees on the 4th November 2020 pay cycle. To ensure staff are fully informed about the changes, we have created a TAPEC Factsheet here which includes information on the Tiaki allowance and professional learning and development, provides more certainty of work hours and outlines the longer term project work being undertaken jointly between NZSTA, MoE and NZEI.
The Factsheet encourages employees to resolve any queries with their supervisor, but should they require more information, we have provided contact details for a range of agencies able to provide further support.
If you have any queries please contact our Advisory and Support Centre 0800 782 435 option 2.
Download a PDF copy of this factsheet here.