Your pay: end-of-year and start-of-year dates 2014-15

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) advice to secondary teachers regarding the end-of-year and start-of-year dates for pay purposes.

27 January 2015 is the end-of-year date

For most pay purposes 27 January 2015 is the end-of-year date for the 2014 school year and 28 January 2015 the beginning of the next.

If you’re resigning, going on leave without pay (LWOP under Part 6 of your collective agreement) in 2015, or completing a full year’s fixed-term teaching, then holiday pay is paid up to and including 27 January 2015.

(Note 1: Being paid until 27 Jan is dependent on having worked the full school year. Some fixed-term appointees get all holiday pay cashed up in one pay period in December.)

Changes to payments for units and allowances, starting (fixed-term or permanent) teaching or resuming teaching, LWOP for 2014, all kick in from 28 January 2015.

If a beginning NZ or new overseas teacher is required at school prior to 28 January then that teacher must be paid from that earlier date and the school must notify payroll.

The final increase to base salary in the current STCA comes in from 28 January 2015 so check your payslips early in the first term to ensure you receive it.

For members covered by the ASTCA, your final increase will go onto your pay from 15 May next year.