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Information on the employment of teachers, principals and support staff in New Zealand state and integrated schools and kura. For employees, boards of trustees as employers, and staff who manage employment in their school or kura.
Information on your responsibilities and guidelines to best employment practice for boards of trustees as employers and staff who manage employment in schools and kura.
This section is for teachers and principals from primary, secondary and area schools including adult and community education tutors.
A collection of research, reviews and statistics about the education workforce. This includes reports of work arising as an outcome of the collective bargaining process.
This section is for staff such as teacher aides, administrators, librarians, caretakers, groundstaff, and kaiarahi i te reo.
On 10 March 2015, the Amalgamated Workers' Unions wrote to the Ministry of Education to initiate bargaining to renew the Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement.
More information about the initiation of bargaining can be read in Circular 2015/03.
All schools have been emailed a circular about the revised provisions for concurrence to additional payments and benefits for principals.
The revised provisions enable concurrence over periods of up to three years and give boards the ability to approve sensitive expenditure in some circumstances. The new provisions apply to applications for the 2014 year onwards.
Read more in Circular 2013/27.
There is a new School Caretakers' and Cleaners’ (including Canteen Workers') Collective Agreement (SCCCA) effective from 1 April 2015. A new caretakers' and cleaners’ individual employment agreement (IEA) is also available and schools that wish to provide non-unionised teachers with an increase should sign a new IEA with their staff as soon as possible.
The Ministry of Education negotiates the terms and conditions of employment for the Kindergarten Teachers', Head Teachers' and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement (KTCA)
Further information about early childhood staffing can be found on ECE Lead
Content last updated: 21 April 2015
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