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Survey shows public support for pay equity

Survey shows public support for pay equity
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New Zealand

Research into public attitudes shows strong support for ending the historic underpayment of teacher aides and early childhood educators, who are working towards pay equity settlements.

The NZEI Te Riu Roa commissioned research found 91 percent of the 1015 New Zealanders surveyed agreed that students with additional learning needs require more support, and there was strong agreement for more support (90 percent) and increased pay (85 percent) for teacher aides.

In early childhood education (ECE), there was also a high level of agreement (81 percent) that ECE teachers need more support and a pay rise (77 percent). Three in five New Zealanders believe ECE teachers are underpaid because they are female.

NZEI president Lynda Stuart said it was hugely encouraging to see that the wider public understood and appreciated the value of the work these educators are doing.

“The days of employers saving money by underpaying female-dominated workforces are thankfully coming to an end. The government has made it clear that it wants to end this injustice, and this research shows that New Zealanders agree,” she said.


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Lynda Stuart
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NZEI Te Riu Roa
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