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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Rest and meal breaks and infant feeding: advice to PPTA branches Rest and meal breaks and infant feeding: advice to PPTA branches

Date added: 03/16/2009
Date modified: 03/16/2009
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(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.

Models for implementing the breaks legislation Models for implementing the breaks legislation

Date added: 03/11/2009
Date modified: 03/11/2009
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(March 2009)  Further advice and models to illustrate how schools might implement the breaks legislation from 1 April 2009.    Included are 11 basic "˜three-break models' which schools are operating or considering operating which meets the minimum requirements. The models would vary in how they actually operated depending on the way in which schools used (or did not use) teachers for duty.
A 12th model (the four-break model) is provided which may assist schools which want to meet their legal obligations without having to extend their school day or hire additional staff to cover duty.

Secondary teacher workload study report Secondary teacher workload study report

Date added: 01/27/2009
Date modified: 01/27/2009
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Downloads: 6120
(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.

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
Filesize: 293.15 kB
Downloads: 5160
(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)
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