You must pay practising certificate fees yourself
One of the provisions won in the 2015/16 settlements of the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA), Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA), Secondary Principals' Collective Agreement (SPCA), and Area School Principal’s Collective Agreement (ASPCA) was that the Ministry of Education would pay all practising certificate fees for teachers and principals covered by these agreements.
This was won as part of the "terms of settlement" in 2015 rather than as part of the collective agreements themselves. As such, it didn't automatically roll over when these agreements expired, and we were unable to win a similar clause this negotiation round.
From the expiry of those agreements, practicing certificate fees are no longer covered by the Ministry of Education, so you need to pay the fee yourself.
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