Hui katoa.

Join the most powerful education union in Aotearoa and fight for a fairer education sector.


Education professionals just like you come together as NZEI Te Riu Roa.

As a member, you’re a part of a powerful collective who work together to create a better education sector for kaiako, ākonga and everyone that contributes to preparing our tamariki for the future.

Together, we’ve made meaning­ful change in the education sector.

Our unity has shown across the motu and the results speak for themselves. We’ve negotiated fairer pay, better working conditions and greater support in and outside of the classroom. Take a look at what we’ve achieved together.

What we’re working towards

There’s much to be done – find out how to get involved here.


Pay equity for teachers | Mana Taurite

  • Primary Teachers
  • Primary Principals

The pay equity claim for teachers is currently underway. It is about addressing the historic and current undervaluation in both pay and status in roles that society has perceived to be ‘women’s work’. The process determines if there has been undervaluation and if so, this is corrected. All teachers and principals working in schools, kindergartens and education and care settings are covered by the claim, regardless of gender.

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Stand up for change.

Become a member of NZEI Te Riu Roa.

Join us in calling for better pay, conditions and outcomes in the education sector in Aotearoa.