PPCB Union – for you, by us

Mā te Tumuaki, Mō te Tumuaki/ For Principals, By Principals – powerful advocates for Tumuaki.

Kia ora  Colleagues,

I hope Term 2 is meeting the potential for you, and your staff and that your tamariki are thriving.

PPCB is a principal union that offers an alternative to NZEI because our focus is just on you, the principal.

Mā te Tumuaki, Mō te Tumuaki/ For Principals, By Principals – powerful advocates for Tumuaki.

We know how complex the role of a Principal is because we are all practising Principals. We are doing the mahi because we see the results and understand the ever-changing landscape. The PPCB Union has begun working on the negotiations for 2025 after a successful 2023-2025 settlement.

As a PPCB member, you:

  • have a Principal Support Officer, Denise Torrey, to support you.

  • can remain in EBS, you just have to tell them you are no longer a member of NZEI. ( you needed to have an EBS member) and that you wish to remain with EBS

PPCB works closely with an employment lawyer and with PASL, the NZPF principal legal resources and support service.

The following situations explain what employment agreement a primary principal may be employed under:

  • Member of PPCB or NZEI. Your contract is from the union you chose to represent you at negotiations.  If you choose to leave your union and join another then you will remain on your current collective contract but on an IEA.

  • Recently we have had new members join and they stay on their first contract but stop their union payment and start a new annual fee with PPCBU. We also actively encourage the joining of PASL through NZPF to offer legal support.

Check out our website, join PPCB today, and be part of a boutique principal-focused union. Your fees go directly to the work of a dedicated group of volunteers who focus on you.

Our Mission is to support our membership by winning the best terms and conditions

We Value – Integrity, Transparency, Authenticity, Courage

Nga mihi,

Mark Ellis

Head of Union