Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2013-2015

This document provides the terms and conditions of employment for teachers in state and state-integrated primary schools in New Zealand.

The term of this collective agreement is 7 June 2013 to 21 December 2015.

Contents

Part 1 – Coverage

1.1 Parties
1.2 Application
1.3 Coverage
1.4 Term of Agreement
1.5 Variations
1.6 Definitions
1.7 Declaration Pursuant to the State Sector Act

Part 2 – General Provisions

2.1 Good Employer/Equal Employment Opportunities
2.2 Appointments
2.3 Re-entry After Absence due to Childcare
2.4 Hepatitis B Immunisation
2.5 Personal Files
2.6 Access
2.7 Union Deductions
2.8 Paid Union Meetings
2.9. Termination of Employment
2.10 Hours of Work/Leave

Part 3 – Remuneration

3.1 Approaches to Remuneration Comparability
3.1.7 Base Scale
3.2 Additional Units – Attached Teachers
3.3 Salary on Appointment
3.4 Previous Relevant Work Experience
3.5 Childcare Service Credits
3.6 Progression
3.7 Progression for Resource Teachers
3.8 Progression for Speech Language Therapists
3.9 Salary Maxima
3.10 Recognised Qualifications
3.11 Recognition of Improved Qualifications
3.12 Units
3.13 Allowances
3.14 Grandparented Service Increment
3.15 Higher Duties Allowance – Acting in a Higher Position Other Than Principal
3.16 Relieving Principal
3.17 Isolation Allowance
3.18.1 Staffing Incentive Allowance
3.18.2 Priority Teacher Supply Allowance
3.19 Māori Immersion Teaching Allowance (MITA)
3.20 Special Duties Increment Allowance
3.21 Bus Controller’s Allowance
3.22 Normal/Model School Allowance
3.23 Associate Teacher Allowance
3.24 Compassionate Grant
3.25 Payment of Salaries
3.26 Holiday Pay (Permanent and Long Term Relieving Employees)
3.27 Part-time Employees
3.28 Payments for Recruitment, Retention and Responsibility
3.29 Tutor Teacher Allowance
3.30 Classroom Release Time
3.31 Braille or NZ Sign Allowance
3.32 Leadership Payments
3.33 Cluster Manager Remuneration
3.34 Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher Allowance

Part 4 – Conditions Relating to Leave

4.1 Sick Leave
4.2 Sick Leave – Miscellaneous Provisions
4.3 Parental Leave
4.4 Bereavement/Tangihanga Leave for Death in New Zealand or Overseas
4.5 Discretionary Leave
4.6 Study Leave
4.7 Unpaid Refreshment Leave
4.8 Paid Sabbatical Leave

Part 5 – Reimbursing Allowances

5.1 General
5.2 Travelling Allowance
5.3 Boarding Allowance
5.4 School Camp Allowance
5.5 Tea Allowance
5.6 Evening Meal Allowance
5.7 Transport Allowance for Relieving Employees
5.8 Expenses Incurred in Use of Private Vehicles
5.9 Miscellaneous Expenses

Part 6 – Removal Expenses

6.1 Eligibility
6.2 Promotion
6.3 Removal Expenses from Schools Qualifying for the Staffing Incentive Allowance (SIA)
6.3A Removal Expenses from Schools Qualifying for the Priority Teacher Supply Allowance (PTSA)
6.4 First Permanent Appointment – Non SIA/PTSA
6.5 Employees on Long-term Specialist Courses
6.6 Removal Reimbursing Expenses

Part 7 – Terms and Conditions of Service of Teachers in the Chatham Islands (including Pitt Island)

7.1 House Rents
7.2 Housing (Other)
7.3 Fuel and Power
7.4 Motor Vehicles
7.5 Payments of Fares to Mainland for Annual Leave
7.6 Secondary Schools Allowance
7.7 Chatham Islands Allowance
7.8 Chatham Islands Removal Expenses
7.9 Eligibility
7.10 Payment of Fares to Mainland for Professional Development

Part 8 – Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

8.1 General
8.2 Job Sharing (Instead of 2.2.6 and 2.2.7)
8.3 Hours of Work (Instead of 2.10)
8.4 Units (Instead of 3.2 and 3.12)
8.5 Leave
8.6 Off-site Allowance
8.7 Travelling Allowance (Instead of 5.2)
8.8 Surplus Staffing

Part 9 – Employment Protection and Surplus Staffing Provisions

9.1 Employment Protection Provisions
9.2 Surplus Staffing
9A Surplus Staffing – Teachers
9B Surplus Staffing Provisions for Speech Language Therapists
9C Surplus Staffing Provisions for Resource Teachers
9D Changing Status to Kura Kaupapa Maori

Part 10 – Complaints / Discipline / Competency

10.1 General
10.2 Ngā Kōrero me ngā Tikanga
10.3 Discussions in a Māori Context
10.4 Discipline
10.5 Suspension
10.6 Instant Dismissal
10.7 Competency
10.8 Personal Grievance

Part 11 – Employment Relationship Problems

Schedule 1 – Definition of Levels of Māori Immersion
Schedule 2 – Interim Framework of Professional Standards for Deputy Principals and Assistant Principals – 1 February 1998
Schedule 3 – Interim Framework of Professional Standards for Teachers – 1 February 1998

Appendix 1 – Isolation Allowance Rates
Appendix 2 – Extract from Employment Relations Act 2000
Appendix 3 – Relevant Specialist Level 7 Qualifications and Other Qualification Matters
Appendix 4 – School Reorganisation Staff Surplus Provisions
Appendix 5 – Resource Teacher Surplus Staffing Process
Appendix 6 – Terms of Settlement and Elements from Previous Settlements
Appendix 7 - Amalgamation of SLS and RTLB Services Surplus Staffing Provisions

Signatories



Content last updated: 29 September 2014