Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement

Minimum wage rate effective 1 April 2019

The Minimum Wage Rate increased to $17.70 from 1 April 2019.  Anyone currently paid an hourly rate below the new minimum wage rate will automatically have their pay rate increased to $17.70 per hour from 1 April 2019. Printed rates in the collective agreements will not change until the current collective agreements expire and a new collective agreement is agreed.

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Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement

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Part 5 Expenses and Allowances

Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement
Effective 16 June 2017 to 15 July 2019

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  • 5.1 Motor vehicle allowance
    • 5.1.1 Employees required by their employer to use their own vehicles for school business shall be paid an allowance of $0.58 per kilometre.

  • 5.2 Protective clothing
    • 5.2.1 All employees required by their employer to wear protective clothing shall be provided with appropriate garments. The garments will be laundered at the employer’s expense. The clothing shall remain the property of the employer and shall be returned promptly where the employee ceases employment with the employer.

      5.2.2 Where employees, in the course of their employment are expected to work in swimming pools assisting children with special needs, the employer shall meet the cost of swimwear up to a maximum of $75.00 per year upon production of receipts.

  • 5.3 First aid allowance
    • 5.3.1 Where an employee (excluding a nurse aide or a nurse) holds a current first aid certificate or recognised nursing qualification and is a designated first aider in the school, such an employee shall be paid an allowance of $0.35 per hour.  The employer shall meet the cost (up to a maximum of $160.00) of obtaining and renewing a first aid certificate from a recognised provider for a designated first aider.

  • 5.4 Dirty work allowance
    • 5.4.1 Where an employee is required to clean up a student soiled with vomit, excreta, urine or blood (other than blood associated with minor cuts and abrasions and minor nose bleeds) in the course of her/his duties, she/he shall be paid an allowance of $3.85 per day or part thereof.

      5.4.2 Where an employee is required to clean up a student soiled with other forms of body fluids, the allowance shall be payable at the employer’s discretion.

      5.4.3 This allowance shall be payable for no more than one attendance to such duties per day.

  • 5.5 Overnight allowance
    • 5.5.1 For any school camp or trip where an employee (other than a full time 52 week salaried employee) is required to attend and stay overnight, an allowance of $65 per night shall be paid. By mutual agreement, time in lieu may be substituted for this overnight allowance.

      5.5.2 Full time employees employed on a salary paid at entitlement rate for all weeks of the year who are required to stay overnight shall receive an overnight allowance of $20 per night.

  • 5.6 Meal allowance
    • 5.6.1 An employee who has been directed to work not less than two hours overtime and who has had to buy a meal which would not otherwise have been bought, shall either be provided with a suitable meal by the employer or shall be paid a meal allowance of $12.85.