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Primary teachers say yes, principals say no to latest collective agreement offers.
"Primary teachers have voted "resoundingly in favour" of accepting the Government's latest collective agreement offer worth $1.5 billion, yet principals have rejected theirs.
The twin decisions were announced to New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) Te Riu Roa members in an email on Wednesday morning and followed the largest education strike in New Zealand history.
NZEI president Lynda Stuart told members she was "immensely proud" and the decision means teachers now had a significant pay increase and a unified pay scale with their secondary teacher counterparts. Principals, however, are now gearing up to fight for better pay and conditions.
"Complex workload issues remain, and the improved offer to teachers also amplifies issues around pay relativity for principals of smaller schools.
"We are urgently seeking to return to the table with the Government to seek to resolve these issues, and are consulting with principal members about action they can take if the Government fails to move," Stuart wrote.
While the offer to teachers was recently improved, the offer to principals remained largely unchanged, Stuart said.
"If principals had accepted this offer, the principals in some of our smallest schools would have been paid less than deputy principals in some larger schools," Stuart told media on Wednesday.
Ministry of Education secretary for education Iona Holsted said the agency was "disappointed" with principals' decision to reject the "substantial offer made to them."
"In rejecting the offer, only 1900 primary principals have walked away from an immediate $1500 payment and pay rises on 1 July of up to 13 per cent for over 500 principals.
"These principals are in our smaller schools of fewer than 100 students. Principals in these schools would have moved to a minimum of
$102,898 after three years - an extra $15,000," Holsted said.
Despite the decision, the ministry remained available to meet with NZEI to discuss how the offer "could be repackaged within the existing envelope for primary principals."
"Pay parity between primary and secondary principals is a much more complex issue than it is between teachers," Holsted added
However, National's education spokeswoman Nikki Kaye was critical of the principals' offer.
"Education Minister Chris Hipkins personally negotiated these deals, so he needs to answer some questions around how he thought a deal would be acceptable when a group of deputy principals and some teachers will earn more than principals.
"Some primary principals have raised serious questions about how we incentivise people to become principals when some teachers are going to earn more money than them," Kaye said.
Hipkins was due to front media on the respective vote results on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier this month, the Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) and NZEI recommended that revised offers from the Government be ratified.
Union members had until Tuesday night to cast votes on whether to settle or reject the offer which would reinstate pay parity, give a one-off $1500 payment to full-time teachers and principals, and would be extended to expire in 2022. and included an accord.
The new teachers' agreement will take effect from July 1, with a three-month delay in the terms and conditions coming into force for non-union members.
Hipkins had previously maintained that Government's offer to primary and secondary teachers would not be increased. Some of the cash for the $271 million increase came from off-set costs saved from the communities of learning sector.
Primary teachers and principals walked off the job three times, once with secondary teachers on May 29.
Secondary teachers have started their week of union meetings to discuss their offers of settlement.
Secondary principals are next in line to negotiate their agreements, as well as the early childhood education sector and kindergarten teachers."