Holiday pay

Permanent teachers are normally paid through each holiday, including the summer break.

Teachers who were appointed to permanent positions after the start of the school year (including those employed in the last term of the year) will also normally be paid through the summer vacation (clause 4.8.2(a) STCA).

Deductions from holiday pay are only to be made if the permanently-appointed teacher has taken unpaid leave after they were appointed or if they resign (STCA clause 4.8.2(b)).

If a permanently-appointed teacher is away on unpaid sick leave, deductions from holiday pay don't start until the teacher has been away for three months (STCA clause 4.8.2(c)).

If a permanently-appointed teacher is away for unpaid leave for other reasons, they will start to lose holiday pay after the fifth day of absence (STCA clause 4.8.3).

Teachers in long-term relief positions are treated as permanent teachers for holiday pay purposes (STCA clause 4.8.4 (b)), so those employed for a period of more than one year should be paid through the summer break if their term of employment spans that period (e.g. if they are employed for a two-year appointment).

If a long-term fixed-term appointee position ends at or before the end of the year, they will be paid up for any unused holiday pay generated by their employment in that year.

If you are told you will not be paid through the summer break and feel that this is not correct, provide the above advice to your school and then – if necessary – contact your PPTA Field Officer.

Last modified on Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:30