Schools payroll remediation payment 

The Ministry of Education is making a remediation payment related to the two-hour minimum entitlement to around 12,000 current short-term relief teachers on 28 May 2024. We expect to start contacting affected former employees later this year.     

Primary, secondary and area school teachers’ collective agreements state that short-term relief teachers will be paid for no less than two hours per day of day relief or paid leave at a school, but this has not always happened.

An improved process was put in place from 10 August 2022 to fix this. We are now making payments to correct errors made between 17 April 2012 and 9 August 2022.

This is part of a programme of work to address non-compliance in the schools payroll to ensure school employees receive what they’re owed.

For more details about the payment and to contact the Ministry’s dedicated query management team, see the Ministry website. 

Last modified on Thursday, 16 May 2024 12:14