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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.