Posts by Rebecca Matthews-Heron

Seeking wage justice

There are exciting times ahead for education workers in female-dominated roles with low pay. Following the $2 billion provision in the budget to settle the ground-breaking Kristine Bartlett case for 55,000 caregivers, momentum is building for equal pay in education. Talks for the NZEI Te Riu Roa education support workers’ case with the Ministry of…

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Seeking wage justice

  There are exciting times ahead for education workers in female-dominated roles with low pay. Following the $2 billion provision in the budget to settle the ground-breaking Kristine Bartlett case for 55,000 caregivers, momentum is building for equal pay in education. Talks for the NZEI Te Riu Roa education support workers’ case with the Ministry…

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Teacher aides join the fight

There are exciting times ahead for education workers in female-dominated roles with low pay. Following the $2 billion provision in the budget to settle the ground-breaking Kristine Bartlett case for 55,000 caregivers, momentum is building for equal pay in education. Talks for the NZEI Te Riu Roa education support workers’ case with the Ministry of…

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On the march for equal pay

  NZEI members are first up in mediation with the Government over the right to equal pay for work of equal value. Rebecca Matthews-Heron reports. Progress towards equal pay looks to be within grasp of some groups of women workers, and support workers employed by the Ministry of Education could be among the first to…

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