Here are just some of the things causing concern across the sector:
- Performance pay looming
- Contract issues such as over-use and misuse of fixed term contracts
- Unqualified teachers
- National Standards/NCEA robustness
- Working hours
- Increased paperwork and admin tasks
- Privatisation of the education sector
- IES/Better Plan
- Support for special educational needs
- School funding
- Socio-economic inequities
The list goes on.
Join Your Union
Being in the union starts as low as $2.29 per fortnight, and those on temporary leave from the sector for whatever reason can take our honourary membership at a lower cost still.
Click for details about joining NZEI and joining PPTA..
Independent School staff can join ISEA
Our unions are working on these issues constantly. It is worth being in the union to support that work and to have a voice in the union’s stance.
Being a union member gives you help when you need it most, whether that’s advice on your contract, help dealing with a work dispute, access to a lawyer for personal issues, ongoing professional development, or professional networks.
PPTA also has the membership assistance fund, which offers loans to help those who are in need of short-term financial help.
In many ways, union membership is like insurance – you don’t realise how valuable it is until you need it and it isn’t there.
Together we are stronger.
Please pass this info to new teachers or anyone who may not yet be a member.
NOTE: This post was not paid for or sponsored or prompted by any union.