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.
(17 October 2014 - updated with Table of Contents) Pdf of powerpoint presentation for branch officers -
A variation to a Collective Agreement (CA) is: a way to deal with a particular issue arising during the term of an agreement conducted like the main CA negotiations bargained between the union and the Ministry.
The key purpose of the STCA variation is to secure the terms and conditions of employment for the two new teacher roles in the collective agreement.
Many aspects of the IES are in PPTA policy and previous PPTA claims. The aim of the Executive has been to achieve those policy goals within the parameters of the government’s IES initiative. The consultation between February and June was constrained by the requirement that our participation, along with that of the other sector groups, was subject to Budget and Cabinet confidentiality until the Working Party report was made public. Executive consulted with all available groups of members during that time, including through regional meetings, the Issues and Organising Conference, Pasifika and Māori Teachers Conference and with a wide range of representative committees. From June, PPTA has been providing regular updates to members via its normal processes (e.g. Collective News and PPTA News).
(2014) Link to parental leave forms and sample letters on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website.
(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)
(15 October 2014) Example of Paid Union Meetings notice letter sent to school Boards of Trustees.
The Executive of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association has directed members to attend a round of regional paid union meetings held under the provisions of Section 26 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.
The Executive will be briefing members on the proposed variation to include the two new Investing in Education teacher roles in the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement.