(2003) The PPTA and the Secretary for Education agreed, in the Terms of Settlement of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2002-2004 (STCA), to a Ministerial Taskforce to examine and report on a number of issues related to secondary teachers’ remuneration which had been raised but not fully explored or addressed during the negotiations and settlement of the STCA. Specifically; “The Minister of Education shall convene a taskforce to examine and report on secondary teachers’ remuneration. This Taskforce will examine and report on how the government can address wagepaths, and the impact on remuneration of workload, supply, demand, curriculum delivery, qualifications and other directly related issues that arise.”
(2003) Appendices to the Ministerial taskforce on secondary teacher remuneration - includes terms of reference; list of members; documents tabled; list of submitters; executive summary of survey.
The Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2007 – 2010 makes a number of references to “endeavour”, particularly in Part 5: Hours of Work. There are also a number of references to decisions being made in consultation with staff.
This clause is not about the nature of work done, but about the requirement to attend school or elsewhere when the school is not open for instruction. Clause 5.4 gives your employer the contractual right to require you to attend school or elsewhere, when the school is not open for instruction, for five days per year for professional development, and a further and separate five days per year for administration, preparation, communication, co-ordination and liaison. Balanced against the employer right to require attendance, clause 5.4 gives teachers a contractual right to refuse to attend school or elsewhere outside periods when they have already accrued voluntary or directed attendance of five days or the equivalent per year.
(Ministry of Education website) This page provides information and application forms for the Medical Retirement-Serious Illness provisions that are available for employees covered by the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement or the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement.
(August 2003) The report is broken into eight key sections, with the relevant proposals at the end of each section:1. Teacher Development 2. Recognition of classroom teaching 3. Salary and, career paths 4. Allowances and non-salary remuneration 5. G3 issues 6. Exit provisions 7. Ancillary Support 8. Workload, health and home life balance 9. Lessons from recent negotiations 10. Appendices.
(October 2008) The Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) requires that schools have a timetable policy developed in consultation with the teaching staff and there must be a review mechanism for such school policy. Where there is a proposal to change the operational times of the school this would require a change to the school’s timetable policy and this will require consultation between the teaching staff and the employer. This advice is to guide you through what would be expected in such a consultation process on changes to school times. It contains advice on the legal and industrial constraints around proposals to change the school day, a list of reasons that have recently been raised with branches for changes to the teaching times in some schools and advice on how branches and schools should approach any local suggestion to change the school’s normal operating times.
(February 2009) This booklet is a summary guide to the operation of Part 9 ofthe Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) and Part 8 of the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement (ASTCA). For the purposes of this pamphlet area schoolagreement references will appear in brackets after the secondary agreement references. It should be read in conjunction with Part 9 of the Employment Relations Act (2000). (Members guide to the STCA & ASTCA 2007-2010 series)
(February 2009) Parental leave is a general term which covers entitlements forteachers from two sources: the Area School and Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreements and the Parental Leave Act 1987 and Amendments. (Members guide to the STCA & ASTCA 2007-2010 series)
(February 2009) Includes information regarding tenure, appointments, surplus staffing, legal protection, salaries and workload, registration, and sick leave. (Members guide to the STCA & ASTCA 2007-2010 series) (NB pagination reads 1-7, 9 as blank pages have been removed)
(February 2009) Sick leave is the most widely used of all the leave provisions. It looks simple but has some complexities. There are three essential elements to sick leave. They include: the service that generates the sick leave; the entitlement that fl ows from the length of service; and the amount of sick leave used and the balance remaining. (Members guide to the STCA & ASTCA 2007-2010 series) (NB pagination reads 1-7, 9 as blank pages have been removed)
(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)