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 [PDF, 664 KB]

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Part 9 Termination and Abandonment of Employment and Record of Service

Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement
Effective 13 December 2019 to 6 February 2022

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  • 9.1 Termination of employment
    • 9.1.1 Unless otherwise agreed between the employer and the employee and except as provided in clause 9.1.2, termination of employment shall be by one month’s notice by either the employee or the employer, to the other party; except in cases of serious misconduct which may warrant instant dismissal.

      9.1.2 Where an employee is appointed for a fixed term pursuant to clause 2.3.3(a)(ii), and the date of the specified event is unknown at the time of appointment, the employee shall have their employment terminated on the occurrence of that specified event. The employer is required to give at least two weeks’ notice of termination of employment.

  • 9.2 Abandonment of employment
    • 9.2.1 Where an employee is absent from work for a continuous period exceeding three days without the consent of the employer and without good cause or without notification to the employer they shall be deemed to have terminated their employment.

  • 9.3 Record of service
    • 9.3.1 Each employee on leaving or being discharged from her/his employment shall, on request, be given as soon as practicable, a certificate in writing signed by the employer and stating the position held and the length of service.