Collective agreements dates

Find out the start and expiry dates for current collective agreements covering principals, teachers and other staff in schools and kindergartens.

About the start and expiry dates

The initiation date is the date the bargaining process can begin. The initiation date is the date the bargaining process can begin. Either party can initiate bargaining from 60 days before the collective agreement expires.

The start and expiry dates for a collective agreement are agreed by both parties in bargaining.

Teachers and principals

Collective
agreements

Union(s)

Size (FTTE)

Start date and expiry date

Primary Teachers

New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa
(NZEI Te Riu Roa)

40,443

1 July 2019 to 
30 June 2022 

Secondary Teachers

Post Primary Teachers' Association
(PPTA)

25,631

1 July 2019 to
30 June 2022

Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers

NZEI Te Riu Roa

4,137

12 July 2019 to
11 July 2022

Area School Teachers

PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa

4,073

1 July 2019 to
30 June 2022

Primary Principals

NZEI Te Riu Ria

1,953

26 August 2019 to
25 August 2022

Secondary Principals

PPTA and Secondary Principals' Association
of New Zealand (SPANZ)

326

2 September 2019 to
1 September 2022

Area School Principals

PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa

129

6 September 2019 to
5 September 2022

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu 
Early Childhood

NZEI Te Riu Roa

9

22 November 2018 to 
21 November 2021

Other staff in schools

Collective
agreements

Union(s)

Size (FTTE)

Start date and expiry date

Special Residential Schools

Public Service Association (PSA)

190

28 February 2019 to
27 February 2021

School Caretakers', Cleaners and Canteen Staff

E tū

6,236

11 December 2019 to
11 February 2022

Secondary and Area School Groundstaff

Amalgamated Workers Union
(AMUNZ)

337

19 May 2017 to 
28 January 2019

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools

PPTA

448

28 January 2020 to 
27 January 2022

Support Staff in Schools

NZEI Te Riu Roa and E tū

33,289

13 December 2019 to
6 February 2022

Kaiarahi i te Reo, Therapists,
Assistants to Teachers with Students with Severe Disabilities and Special Education Assistants

NZEI Te Riu Roa

211

13 December 2019 to
6 February 2022

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
Specialist and Support Staff

NZEI Te Riu Roa

112

17 December 2019 to
16 December 2021

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