Secondary Principals Collective Agreement
All school staff collective agreements are available on the ministry`s website: www.education.govt.nz/collective-agreements/ An organization representing headteachers wants the government to abolish a program that costs $100 million a year, most of which is in the form of higher salaries for teachers and principals. The parties (Ministry, PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa) agreed to reach an agreement, in addition to collective agreements, to address a number of issues raised by the parties and to create an environment of trust in which the teaching profession is highly valued, sustainable and fit for today and for the future of learning. SPANZ-Union will participate in the agreement on issues affecting its members. For more information, click here [PDF, 1 MB]. The start and expiry date of a collective agreement is agreed by both parties during the negotiations. Potter said the union represented teachers, principals and support staff, and that these groups could support each other in their respective negotiations and campaigns. Your collective agreement guarantees you your salary and conditions. This circular contains a summary of the amendments and new provisions agreed within these institutions. Full collective agreements can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education website and printed copies will be available from the New Zealand Schools Trustees Association (NZSTA). Rush said that if a new union were created, it would create a situation similar to that of secondary education, where principals would be represented by two organizations – the Union of Secondary Directors and the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA).
The agreement announced Thursday included a 14.5 percent pay increase for principals who were required during the three years of the collective agreement, six weeks of annual leave and a lump sum payment of $500 for union members. READ MORE: New main offer “Futures” small rural schools – Strike suspended by high school principals – Primary school principals accept government offer This is the first offer that the main association of committed workers NZ (SPANZ), the Post Primary Teachers` Association (PPTA) and the New Zealand Secondary Principals` Council (NZSPC) accepted earlier this month. Vaughan Couillault, vice-president of the Secondary Principals` Association, said the agreement was “strongly supported by major secondary obligators across the country.” “We are also pleased that SPANZ is now being consulted on the work of the High School Principals Agreement. Secondary governments voted to accept the government`s latest salary offer. If you want a printed copy of this agreement, we advise you to download the following PDF version. Rush said contractors were dissatisfied with the IND on three key issues: the union`s current focus on pay equity for support staff, the lack of progress on workload, welfare issues and last year`s collective agreement. Vaughan Couillault, vice-president of the secondary association, said the agreement was “strongly supported by major secondary debtors across the country.” “The possibility of a bespoke primary union is on the table, we look forward to seeing how the union will respond,” he said. The agreement announced Thursday included a 14.5 percent pay increase for principals required during the three years of the collective agreement, six weeks of annual leave and a lump sum payment of $500 for union members.