“This means that all early childhood teachers, whether they are covered by a collective or not, have an interest in what we claim in these negotiations.” Employers in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and the EEC Teachers` Union have suspended collective bargaining, with both parties agreeing that current public funds prevent a fair agreement for teachers. Special collective contract for housing schools from February 28, 2019 to February 27, 2021 The NZEI was founded in 1883 by the merger of district teachers[2] at a meeting in Christchurch. It quickly became the national voice of primary school teachers. Since its merger in 1994 with the Combined Early Childhood Union of Aotearoa (CECUA), it has also represented teachers in early childhood education centres. Since major changes in New Zealand labour law in the 1980s and 1990s,[3] the NZEI has negotiated more than 20 collective agreements in both sectors, including headteachers, teachers, auxiliary staff, staff and ministerial staff. [4] Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) and NZEI Te Riu Roa are negotiating the Early Childhood Education Framework (ECECA) framework for approximately 200 independent centres and services, and this agreement establishes the basis for the remuneration of early childhood teachers throughout the sector, with the exception of pre-schools. The initiation date is the date on which the negotiation process can begin. The initiation date is the date on which the negotiation process can begin. Both parties can enter into negotiations from 60 days before the collective agreement expires. NZEI member and early childhood teacher Chloe Lundie-Hodge said about 4,000 teachers were covered by the union`s collective agreement with some early childhood centres, but the resulting wage rates set a standard for compensation in many other early childhood services. 1. Pay parity with the education sector (primary, secondary and kindergarten) for all certified teachers.

2. Fair rates of pay for ALL other roles. 3. An obligation to combat the undervaluation of women and men through the paid equivalency procedure. 4. Ensure that the ECECA continues to set the benchmark for early childhood teachers` salaries. 5. No salary reduction for an employee.