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.
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."
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.
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.
Thank you for your response to my letter seeking details of the 1.5% staffing cut proposed for 2011. I am disappointed that you were not in a position to provide any detail about your intentions.
You will appreciate that the prospect of the loss of up to 700 front line teaching positions is causing some alarm in secondary schools. Members whose jobs may be at risk are looking to me to provide some reassurance and, if possible, certainty. With that in mind, I wish to make a number of brief points, which cover both matters of fact and perception, since both have impact on how our members view the prospect of cuts to teaching jobs.