School Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement

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Appendix C: Terms of Settlement

School Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement
Effective 11 December 2019 to 11 February 2022

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Dated 11 December 2019

This document sets out the agreed components of the settlement of the School Caretakers’, Cleaners’ and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement (SCCCA) 2019-22.

This agreement has been settled between the Secretary for Education and E tū. It shall be subject to ratification by E tū members pursuant to section 51 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

The terms outlined in this document are valid for ratification by E tū provided ratification is confirmed and the new collective agreement is signed no later than 20 January 2020.

1. Term
The School Caretakers’, Cleaners’ and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement
2019 – 22 shall be effective from 11 December 2019 until 11 February 2022, provided this agreement is ratified by 20 January 2020.

2. Remuneration
The existing rates are replaced by the rates in Annex 1 which will come into effect from the date of settlement, provided that ratification occurs by 20 January 2020. Payment of the new rates will be processed in the Education Payroll (EPL) in March 2020.

The parties also agree to the consequential clause changes detailed at Annex 1, to give effect to the new scales during the term of the collective agreement.

3. Future workforce issues and possible pay structures from 2022 onwards
The parties agree to meet as required during the six months prior to expiry of the collective agreement to begin to discuss and consider agreed workforce issues, possible approaches for pay structures following the increases provided for in this settlement, and to inform future bargaining.

4. Variation to extend SCCCA coverage to secondary and area groundstaff
The parties have agreed to commence bargaining for a variation to extend coverage to groundstaff within 90 days of ratification of the new SCCCA.

5. New Employees
The parties have agreed to add a new clause as follows:

1.8 New Employees
The parties agree that all new employees who are employed to perform work falling within the coverage clause shall be advised of this collective agreement, be given a copy of it and be advised that they may join E tū.

6. Hours of work
The parties have agreed to amend the previous clause 2.5.3 (now 2.4.3.) as follows:

2.4.3 Rest and meal breaks will be provided in accordance with the Employment Relations Act 2000.
Note: at the time of settlement the Act provides that: if an employee’s work period is more than 2 hours but not more than 4 hours, the employee is entitled to one 10-minute paid rest break. If the employees’ work period is over 4 hours they are also entitled to a 30 minute unpaid meal break and if it is over 6 hours they are also entitled to a second 10 minute paid rest break.

7. Family Violence Leave
The parties agree to add clause 5.9 as follows:

5.9 Family Violence Leave
Family Violence Leave as provided for by the Holidays Act 2003 is in addition to other leave allowances within the collective agreement.
Note: employees are encouraged to discuss with their employer what is available if they are affected by family violence. Further information is available on the Employment New Zealand website: https://www.employment.govt.nz/leave-and-holidays/domestic-violence-leave/rights-and-responsibilities/.

8. Discussion on delivery of shared services performed by SCCCA employees
The parties will meet six months prior to expiry of the SCCCA, to discuss opportunities for schools to pool resources for cleaning, caretaking, grounds and canteen work. The goal is to consider and explore possibilities for management of these services and sharing of equipment while also promoting a sustainable workforce.

9. Related Matters
An Individual Employment Agreement (IEA) will be promulgated by the Secretary for Education on the date the collective agreement is ratified.

The new pay rates will be effective from the date of promulgation for those employees who were employed on the day the IEA is promulgated, if the IEA is signed on or before 29 February 2020.

For employees who sign the IEA after 29 February 2020 the new pay rates will be effective from the date the IEA is signed by the employee.

10. Technical amendments
The parties have agreed on technical amendments to bring the collective agreement into conformity with relevant legislation. [These are detailed in Annex 2]

The parties have agreed to such other technical amendments to the text of the collective agreement as may be mutually agreed by the parties.

 

Signed on 12 December 2019

Ian Hodgetts
Advocate
for E tū

Tim Day and Nicole Williams
Advocates
for the Secretary for Education

Witnessed by:
Nafanua Schmidt
New Zealand School Trustees Association

 

ANNEX 1

The parties agree to amend the collective agreement as follows:

2.2 Remuneration

2.2.1 The following provision sets out remuneration for cleaners and canteen staff.

StepRate effective
8 May 2018
New stepRate effective
11 December 2019
Rate effective
11 December 2020
1 $17.70 1 $21.15 $21.78
2 $17.78      
3 $17.87      
4 $17.95      
5 $18.03      
6 $18.12      
7 $18.45      

 3.2 Remuneration

3.2.1 The following provisions set out minimum remuneration rates for assistant, grade 1 and grade 2 caretakers (excluding supervisor caretakers): 

StepRate effective
1 April 2019
New stepRate effective
11 December 2019
Rate effective
11 December 2020
1 $17.70 1 $21.15 $21.78
2 $17.78      
3 $17.87      
4 $17.95      
5 $18.04      
6 $18.12      
7 $18.21      
8 $18.29       
9 $18.38      
10 $18.46      
11 $18.72      
12 $19.35      
13 $19.44      
14 $19.54      
15 $19.63      
16 $19.72      
17 $19.82      
18 $20.20      

PART 4 - REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES: GENERAL

Note: Except as otherwise provided, conditions in Parts 4-7 following are applicable to all workers who are bound by this Agreement.

4.1 Supervisors' Remuneration

4.1A Supervisors' Remuneration (Cleaners and Canteen Staff)

StepRate effective
1 April 2019
New stepRate effective
11 December 2019
Rate effective
11 December 2020
1 $18.05 1 $21.15 $21.78
2 $18.16      
3 $18.27      
4 $18.38      
5 $18.49      
Range of Rates   ↓    
6 $19.12      

4.1B Supervisors' Remuneration (Grade 1 and Grade 2 Caretakers)

StepRate effective
1 April 2019
New stepRate effective
11 December 2019
Rate effective
11 December 2020
1 $18.05 1 $21.15 $21.78
2 $18.16      
3 $18.27      
4 $18.38      
5 $18.49      
6 $19.12      
7 $19.12      
8 $19.12      
9 $19.12      
10 $19.12      
11 $19.12      
12 $19.12      
13 $19.12      
14 $19.12      
15 $19.12      
16 $19.12      
17 $19.12  2 $22.59  $23.27 

 4.2 Pay Scale Progression for Supervisor Caretakers

4.2.1 All supervisor caretakers who have worked for at least 12 months will become eligible for annual incremental progression, on 1 April each year, unless the employer considers that the employee has failed to meet standards of performance as assessed by the employer against the job description or written requirements for the position, and has informed the employee of this no later than 15 February. This clause does not apply to employees paid within a range of rates.

4.2.2 [Deleted]

4.2.3 [Deleted]

4.2.4 [Deleted]

4.10 [Deleted]

4.3.1 [Deleted]

4.3.2 [Deleted]

4.11 [Deleted]