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 ( 5 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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Presentation (pdf)  - Information on term 4 STCA variation (to include IES roles) Presentation (pdf) - Information on term 4 STCA variation (to include IES roles)

Date added: 10/12/2014
Date modified: 10/17/2014
Filesize: 611.02 kB
Downloads: 902

(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).

Part-time teachers Part-time teachers

Date added: 01/22/2009
Date modified: 01/22/2009
Filesize: 293.15 kB
Downloads: 6002
(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 - forms and sample letters Parental leave - forms and sample letters

Date added: 03/30/2009
Date modified: 01/21/2014
Filesize: Unknown
Downloads: 5417

(2014) Link to parental leave forms and sample letters on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website. 

Parental leave Parental leave

Date added: 01/22/2009
Date modified: 01/22/2009
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Downloads: 8879

(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)

Paid Union Meetings (IES variation) notice - letter to Boards Paid Union Meetings (IES variation) notice - letter to Boards

Date added: 10/15/2014
Date modified: 10/15/2014
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Downloads: 728

(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.

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