(January 2013) This document sets out agreed components of a settlement for the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) 2013 – 2015, between the Secretary for Education and the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA).
(May 2010) Attached are the two documents that were presented to the Ministry of Education and NZSTA representatives at PPTA National Office on 3 May 2010 as claims for the renewal of the STCA.
(June 2003) Setting up an employee participation system with elected Health and Safety representatives:Handbook for education sector union representatives.
(27 July 2009) Dear Minister Thank you for your response to my letter seeking details of the 1.5% staffing cut proposed for 2011. I am disappointed that you were not in a position to provide any detail about your intentions. You will appreciate that the prospect of the loss of up to 700 front line teaching positions is causing some alarm in secondary schools. Members whose jobs may be at risk are looking to me to provide some reassurance and, if possible, certainty. With that in mind, I wish to make a number of brief points, which cover both matters of fact and perception, since both have impact on how our members view the prospect of cuts to teaching jobs.
(19 August 2009) Dear Colleague I am writing to you to assure you that you have PPTA’s full support and commitment in the fight to restore ACE funding in schools. I remain optimistic that the government has underestimated the extent of community opposition to this decision and will have to review it. PPTA National Executive is supporting the CLASS campaign against the cuts. At its July meeting, Executive determined to endorse the call by CLASS for a day of action on Saturday 12th September and to ask members in all secondary schools to support local protest activities on the day. It has also suggested to PPTA regional teams that they fund advertising to promote the day in the local media.
(June 2009) Should work cease to exist for ACE employees in schools the following provisions shall apply.The Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement January 2007 – October 2008 contains surplus staffing (redundancy) provisions (clauses are attached) for all permanently appointed ACE co-ordinators, whether teaching or non-teaching co-ordinators. ...
(2009) Link to parental leave forms and sample letters on the employment relations website. Includes: Parental leave information form required by section 71Tof the Parental Leave & Employment Protection Act 1987; sample employee letters; forms for employer responses; Inland Revenue application forms
(2009) An example of a letter applying for parental leave - STCA clause 6.3.
(March 2009) Schools that use teachers for grounds duty can organise duty rosters to provide the minimum breaks for teachers and provide student supervision. Some models are illustrated in this document.
(March 2009) The Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA) has been amended via the Employment Relations (Breaks, Infant Feeding, and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2008 to include provisions relating to rest and meal breaks and infant feeding.These provisions (new Parts 6C and 6D of the ERA) come into effect on 1 April 2009.
(2005) Authors: Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Adrian Beavis, Helena Barwick, Imelda Carthy and Jenny Wilkinson This research, carried out by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in 2004, looks at the hours worked, the kinds of work performed and the manageability of that work, for principals, middle managers and teachers in New Zealand secondary schools. This study was a recommendation of the Ministerial Taskforce on Secondary Teacher Remuneration which reported in 2003. The research was commissioned by the Ministry of Education.
(February 2009) Procedures to deal with serious complaints are set out in theSecondary Teachers Collective Agreement (STCA) 3.4 and the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement (ASTCA) 2.4. STCA 3.4.5 and ASTCA 2.4.7 list matters which may warrant disciplinary action. It is important to assess each case on its own merits. The collective agreements give examples of matters which may warrant disciplinary action. The list of examples is indicative only, and is based on those formerly defined in section 158 of the Education Act 1964 and are as follows. (Members guide to the STCA & ASTCA 2007-2010 series) (NB pagination reads 1-7, 9 blank pages have been removed)