Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement

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Appendix 8: Terms of Settlement

Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective: 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022

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Terms of Settlement – Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement
Dated 13 June 2019

This document sets out the agreed components of the settlement of the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2019-2022. This agreement has been settled between the Secretary for Education and the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa (NZEI Te Riu Roa) and Post Primary Teachers’ Association Te Wehengarua (PPTA) and shall be subject to ratification by NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA members pursuant to section 51 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

The terms outlined in this document are valid for ratification by NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA members, provided ratification is confirmed and the new collective agreement is signed no later than 3 pm 1 July 2019.

1. Term

The Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement shall be effective from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022.

A joint pre-bargaining process with NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA will begin four months before the expiry of the first collective agreement of the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (PTCA), Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) and Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement (ASTCA), to discuss the Unified Base Salary Scale (UBSS) and any other matter relating to bargaining.

2. Remuneration (clause 3.1)

  • Increases to the base salary scale

The parties agree that the increases to base salary will take effect from 1 July 2019, 1 July 2020 and 1 July 2021 respectively.

Below is the table outlining the changes to the base salary scale including removing the current steps A1 and A2 to a separate untrained employee salary scale and merging steps A3 – A5 from 1 July 2019. The changes reflect the movement to a unified base salary scale for trained teachers.

StepQualification Group NotationsRates effective 2 March 2018StepQualification Group NotationsRates effective 1 July 2019StepQualification Group NotationsRates effective 1 July 2020Rates effective 1 July 2021
A3 H1E $38,151 1 H1E, H2E, H3E $48,410 1 H1E, H2E, H3E $49,862 $51,358
A4 H2E $41,085 1 H1E, H2E, H3E $48,410 1 H1E, H2E, H3E $49,862 $51,358 
A5   $45,485 1 H1E, H2E, H3E $48,410 H1E, H2E, H3E $49,862 $51,358 
A6 H3E $49,888 2   $50,470 2   $51,984 $53,544
A7 H3+E $51,525 3 H3+E $52,736 3 H3+E $54,318 $55,948
A8 H4E $53,473 4 H4E $54,796 4 H4E $56,440 $58,133
A9 H5E $56,627 5 H5E $58,247 5 H5E $59,994 $61,794
A10 H1M $60,700 6 H1M $62,000 6   $63,860 $65,776
A11 H2M $64,925 7 H2M $66,100 7   $68,000 $70,040
A12   $70,235 8   $71,000 8   $73,000 $75,190
A13 H3M $73,650 9 H3M $75,200 9   $77,100 $79,413
A14 H3+M, H4M, H5M $78,000 10 H3+M, H4M, H5M $80,500 10 H1M, H2M, H3M $83,000 $85,490
            11 H3+M, H4M, H5M $87,000 $90,000
  • Qualification Maxima for H3+ H4 and H5

The parties also agree that from 1 July 2020 a new step will be added to the base scale, increasing the H3+, H4 and H5 maximum steps one step accordingly from step 10 to step 11.

Teachers, who as at 1 July 2020 have been on their qualification maximum step (H3+, H4 or H5) for at least 12 months will receive a salary increment of one step on that date.

  • Qualification Maxima for H1, H2 and H3

The parties also agree that from 1 July 2020 the H1 maximum step will move from step 6 to step 10, the H2 max step will move from step 7 to step 10 and H3 maximum step move from step 9 to step 10. Thereby from 1 July 2020 the qualification maxima for H1, H2 and H3 will be step 10.

Teachers, who as at 1 July 2020 have been on their qualification maximum step for at least 12 months will receive a salary increment of one step on that date. This date will become the teacher’s anniversary date for pay progression purposes and a teacher will be entitled to progress to the next step as per clause 3.7, and subject to their applicable qualification maximum step provided in clause 3.1.2.

  • Transitional arrangements

Transitional arrangements and consequential changes to the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement needed to incorporate the changes to the base salary scale have been agreed by the parties [See wording attached at Annex 1].

  • Untrained Employees

The parties agree to introduce a new separate salary scale from 1 July 2019 for untrained employees in clause 3.1.4 (based on current steps A1 – A4 of the trained scale) as follows:

StepRates effective
2 March 2018
Rates effective
1 July 2019
Rates effective
1 July 2020
Rates effective
1 July 2021
1 $33,748 $40,491 $41,706 $42,957
2 $35,215 $42,232 $43,499 $44,804
3 $38,151 $44,175 $45,500 $46,865
4 $41,085 $46,384 $47,775 $49,209

3. Units (clause 3.4.2)

The parties agree to increase the rate of the unit from $4,000 to $5,000 per annum from 28 January 2020 [See wording attached at Annex 1].

4. Specialist Teacher Allowance (clause 3.28)

The parties agree to increase the rate of the allowance under clause 3.28.1 from $4,000 to $5,000 per annum from 28 January 2020, and the allowance under clause 3.28.2 from $8,000 to $10,000 per annum from 28 January 2020 [See wording attached at Annex 1].

5. Middle Management Allowances (clause 3.5.6)

The parties agree to increase the Middle Management Allowance (MMAs) rate from $1,000 to $2,000 per annum from 28 January 2020 [See wording attached at Annex 1].

6. Area School Priority Teacher Supply Allowance (clause 3.21)

The parties agree to pay the Area School Priority Teacher Supply Allowance (ASPTSA) at the rate of $2,500 for all teachers who hold a current practising certificate from 1 July 2019 [See wording attached at Annex 1].

7. Resource Teachers (clause 3.2)

The parties agree to include wording to ensure payment of the additional unit upon appointment to resource teachers is limited to one additional unit per person, paid at the substantive rate for all new appointments from 1 July 2019 [See wording attached in Annex 1].

The parties also agree to include wording to ensure payment of the additional unit upon continuous service for RTM is limited to one additional unit per person, paid at the substantive rate from 1 July 2019 [See wording attached in Annex 1].

8. Careers Advisor (clause 3.13)

The parties agree to increase the Careers Advisor Allowance from $1,500 to $2,250 from 1 July 2019 [See wording attached at Annex 1].

9. Parental Provision (clause 5.2)

The parties agree to amend the Parental Provisions to reflect gender neutral language from 1 July 2019. The intention of the amendment to the Parental Grant payment is that any teacher (regardless of gender) who is the primary carer receives the grant [See wording attached in Annex 1].

10. Isolation Allowance (clause 3.23)

The parties agree to amend the isolation allowance from 1 July 2019 to simplify the range of rates to two allowances. [See wording attached in Annex 1].

11. Surplus Staffing

The parties agree to review the surplus staffing provisions to improve the flow and language during the term of the new collective agreement.

12. Additional payment

The parties agree that all full-time employees covered by the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement as at 13 June 2019 are entitled to receive a one-off gross payment of $1,500. The payment will be pro-rated for part-time teachers based on their full-time teacher equivalent (FTTE) as at 13 June 2019.

Employees covered by the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement as at 13 June 2019 and on that day were on approved leave under Part 5 of this collective agreement are entitled, upon application on their return, to receive the one-off gross payment of $1,500 on the return to their position providing that they return on or before 28 January 2020.

Short-term relievers, as defined in clause 3.27, covered by the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement as at 3pm on 13 June 2019 shall be entitled to receive the one-off gross payment of $1,500 pro-rata based both on their employment status and on the proportion of the total number of school days (140) between 19 October 2018 and 30 June 2019 inclusive, for which they have been employed.

A teacher may not receive more than $1,500 gross in total.

13. Accord between the Ministry of Education, PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa

The parties agree to enter into an accord, alongside settlement of the collective agreement with the purpose of transparently giving effect to building a high trust environment where the teaching profession is highly regarded, sustainable, and is fit for now and the future of learning.

14. Letter to Boards about member only provisions

The Secretary agrees to write to all Boards of Trustees that employ area schools to remind each Board that it has no legal authority to pay the Additional Payment to any non NZEI Te Riu Roa or PPTA members and that Boards must not do so.

15. Technical changes

The parties agree to make any technical changes that are mutually agreed prior to the collective agreement going out for ratification.

The parties on signing this document acknowledge, subject to any subsequent agreed editorial and technical changes, that this reflects the agreements reached in the settlement of the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2019-2022.

Signed in Wellington on 13 June 2019:

Bella Pardoe
Advocate
for NZEI Te Riu Roa

Meg Johnston
Advocate
for the Secretary for Education

Fran Renton
Adovcate
for PPTA

Witnessed:
Patrick Ikiua
for NZSTA