Employment information

This folder contains Collective Agreements negotiated on behalf of PPTA members and associated guidance, documents and forms regarding your terms and conditions of employment.

Collective agreements are legal documents that set out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA members.

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Agreements ( 8 Files )

The actual agreements negotiated by PPTA on behalf of members
Hours of work

Hours of work ( 29 Files )

Hours of work includes information on non-contact time; class size; timetabling; the meaning of endeavour and consultation; and duties when your school is not open for instruction.    Most recently added have been information and guidance regarding changes to the Employment Relations Act to allow rest, meal and breastfeeding breaks.  Also added is a document on local proposals for changes to the school day.
Salaries and Allowances

Salaries and Allowances ( 6 Files )

Contains guidance on implementing the terms and conditions of the Colllective Agreements  in relation to salary and allowances.  Teacher salary; Senior Management Allowances; Middle Management Allowances; Calculation of part-time teacher salary; and Transfer and removal expenses.
Specialist Classroom Teacher

Specialist Classroom Teacher ( 5 Files )

Documents about the specialist classroom teacher (SCT) role and application forms (including study reimbursement forms)


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Sick leave Sick leave

Date added: 01/22/2009
Date modified: 01/22/2009
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(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)

Part-time teachers Part-time teachers

Date added: 01/22/2009
Date modified: 01/22/2009
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(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)

Parental leave Parental leave

Date added: 01/22/2009
Date modified: 01/22/2009
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(February 2009)    Parental leave is a general term which covers entitlements for
teachers 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)

Employment relations problems / personal grievances Employment relations problems / personal grievances

Date added: 01/20/2009
Date modified: 01/22/2009
Filesize: 292.51 kB
Downloads: 4659
(February 2009)    This booklet is a summary guide to the operation of Part 9 of
the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) and Part 8 of the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA). For the purposes of this pamphlet area school
agreement 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)

Local proposals for changes to the school day Local proposals for changes to the school day

Date added: 11/06/2008
Date modified: 11/06/2008
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(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.
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