Posted by: Cynic
on 02, Dec, 2010
Tagged in: unions
, secondary schools
, Ministry of Education
, industrial action
, Employment Relations Act
, education spending
, education politics
, collective agreement
Entrenchment refers to a clause in the NZEI primary teachers' collective agreement. This clause is an agreement between NZEI and the MoE, it means that any increases in pay made to PPTA members will also be offered to NZEI members.
If NZEI members accept the offer, being taken out to them by their executive, they will receive an immediate pay-rise.
PPTA members have rejected the miserly mixed up offers of the Ministry - and have said they will continue to fight for improved teaching and learning conditions in secondary schools.
Posted by: Richard
on 08, Sep, 2010
How I hate to write
But I must take offense
At your lack of common sense.
You called us all puppets
And that simply doesn’t cut it.
We are teachers of the youth
And we simply told the truth
The MOE offer, to say the least
Teachers, it tries to fleece
We aren’t playing any game
National though has gone insane
You mantra comes from every corner
And education will soon be poorer
on 31, Aug, 2010
I have been playing around with the Reserve Bank Inflation Calculator and it has thrown up some interesting statistics.
My calculations show that teachers rather than being disconnected have been sidelined. Mr Key says we have had significant pay increases over the last 10 years however what is significant is the fact that this has been insignificant in real terms when adjusted for inflation.
Compared are 2000 at top of basic scale $50300 with 2010 top of basic scale $68980
Salary for 2010:
2000 - 2010 CPI adjusted is $65,000
2000 - 2010 Wage increases adjusted is $70,750
2000 - 2010 Food price increases adjusted is $69,000
2000 - 2010 Housing price increase adjusted is $105,000
Averaging these out is $77,000
Salaries have kept pace with food but that is it. In real terms secondary school teachers' salaries are barely keeping up with inflation.
In terms of food and housing someone teaching in 2000 would need to be earning $87,000 in 2010 just to keep pace with inflation.
Actually no New Zealand Government has given secondary teachers a decent pay increase in the last decade. So far it has been a catch up for inflation. Increases in productivity (NCEA workload etc ) have NOT been rewarded.
Posted by: Rob
on 12, Aug, 2010
PPTA members rejected the Ministry of Education (MOE) pay offer of 1.5% and 1% with clawbacks on existing teaching conditions.
Teachers also expressed frustration and disappointment with the MOE's refusal to negotiate on any of the improved conditions they requested.
Here's a calculation that works with the one thing the MOE actually offered teachers - the so-called pay rise.