Collective agreements dates

Start dates and expiry dates for current collective agreements for principals, teachers and other staff in schools and kindergartens.

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.

Teaching staff

Collective
agreements

Union(s)

Size (FTTE)

Start date and expiry date

Primary Teachers

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

27,961

9 June 2016 to 
8 June 2018 

Secondary Teachers

Post Primary Teachers' Association
(PPTA)

20,742

28 October 2015 to
27 October 2018

Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers

NZEI Te Riu Roa

2,426

1 June 2017 to
31 May 2019

Area School Teachers

PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa

2,383

8 April 2016 to
7 April 2019

Primary Principals

NZEI Te Riu Ria

1,990

17 May 2016 to 
16 May 2018 

Secondary Principals

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

314

12 May 2016 to
11 May 2019

Area School Principals

PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa

107

30 June 2016 to
29 June 2019

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu 
Early Childhood

NZEI Te Riu Roa

15

20 June 2016 to 
19 June 2018

Other staff in schools

Collective
agreements

Union(s)

Size (FTTE)

Start date and expiry date

Special Residential Schools

Public Service Association (PSA)

176

30 September 2015 to
29 September 2018

School Caretakers', Cleaners and Canteen Staff

E tū

2,661

8 May 2017 to
7 June 2019

Secondary and Area School Groundstaff

Amalgamated Workers Union
(AMUNZ)

261

19 May 2017 to 
28 January 2019

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools

PPTA

587

22 June 2016 to 
21 June 2019

Support Staff in Schools

NZEI Te Riu Roa and E tū

12,060

6 June 2014 to
5 December 2016

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

NZEI Te Riu Roa

113

6 June 2014 to 
5 December 2016

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
Specialist and Support Staff

NZEI Te Riu Roa

145

9 May 2017 to
8 May 2019

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