Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement

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Appendix C: Terms of Settlement

Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective: 12 July 2019 to 11 July 2022

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  • Terms of Settlement
    • This document sets out the agreed components of the settlement of the Kindergarten Teachers’, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2019-2022 (KTCA). This agreement has been settled between the Secretary for Education and the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa (NZEI Te Riu Roa) and shall be subject to ratification by NZEI Te Riu Roa members pursuant to section 51 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

      1. Term

      The term will be 36 months from the date of settlement (12 July 2019 to 11 July 2022), provided ratification is confirmed and the new collective agreement is signed no later than 3pm 26 August 2019. If not, the term will be 36 months from the date of ratification.

      2. Remuneration (clause 3.1)

      • Increases to the base salary scale

      The parties agree that the increases to base salary for teachers who, on the date of settlement, are NZEI Te Riu Roa members employed under the terms and conditions of this Agreement will take effect from 12 July 2019, 12 July 2020 and 12 July 2021 respectively. The effective dates of these increases are subject to confirmation of ratification and the signing of the new collective agreement by 3pm 26 August 2019.

      In the event that ratification is not confirmed and the new collective is not signed by 3pm 26 August 2019, the increases to base scale salary rates below will take effect from the date of ratification, 12 months from the date of ratification and 24 months from the date of ratification respectively.

      Below is the table outlining the changes to the base salary scale, including changes to qualification maxima:

      Unified Base Salary Scale for Trained Teachers

      StepQualification Group NotationsRates effective 2 March 2017StepQualification Group NotationsRates effective 12 July 2019StepQualification Group NotationsRates effective 12 July 2020Rates effective 12 July 2021
      1 P1E $36,692 1 P1E, P2E, P3E $48,410 1 P1E, P2E, P3E $49,862 $51,358
      2 P2E $39,513 1            
      3   $43,745            
      4 P3E $47,980 2   $50,470 2   $51,984 $53,544
      5 P3+E $49,588 3 P3+E $52,736 3 P3+E $54,318 $55,948
      6 P4E $51,508 4 P4E $54,796 4 P4E $56,440 $58,133
      7 P5E $54,330 5 P5E $58,247 5 P5E $59,994 $61,794
      8 P1M $59,621 6 P1M $62,000 6   $63,860 $65,776
      9 P2M $63,929 7 P2M $66,100 7   $68,000 $70,040
      10   $68,446 8   $71,000 8   $73,000 $75,190
      11 P3M $71,891 9 P3M $75,200 9   $77,100 $79,413
      12 P3+M, P4M, P5M $75,949 10 P3+M, P4M, P5M $80,500 10 P1M, P2M, P3M $83,000 $85,490
                  11 P3+M, P4M, P5M $87,000 $90,000
      • Qualification Maxima for P3+ P4 and P5

      The parties also agree that from 12 July 2020 a new step will be added to the base scale, increasing the P3+, P4 and P5 maximum steps one step accordingly from step 10 to step 11.

      Teachers, who as at 12 July 2020 have been on their qualification maximum step (P3+, P4 or P5) for at least 12 months will receive a salary increment of one step on that date.

      • Qualification Maxima for P1, P2 and P3

      The parties also agree that from 12 July 2020 the P1 maximum step will move from step 6 to step 10, the P2 maximum step will move from step 7 to step 10 and P3 maximum step move from step 9 to step 10. Thereby from 12 July 2020 the qualification maxima for P1, P2 and P3 will be step 10.

      Teachers, who as at 12 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 3.6, and subject to their applicable qualification maximum step provided in clause 3.1.

      • Head Teachers and Senior Teachers

      The parties agree that the increases to base salary for teachers who, on the date of settlement, are NZEI Te Riu Roa members employed under the terms and conditions of this Agreement will take effect from 12 July 2019, 12 July 2020 and 12 July 2021 respectively. The effective dates of these increases are subject to confirmation of ratification and the signing of the new collective agreement by 3pm 26 August 2019.

      In the event that ratification is not confirmed and the new collective is not signed by 3pm 26 August 2019, the increases to base scale salary rates below will take effect from the date of ratification, 12 months from the date of ratification and 24 months from the date of ratification respectively.

      The parties agree that increases to the K2 head teacher rate will be reflect increases to the base salary scale of 2.5% effective from 12 July 2019 plus 3% effective from 12 July 2019, a further 3% from 12 July 2020, and a further 3% from 12 July 2021 plus $4,000 effective from 12 July 2020 and $4,510 effective from 12 July 2021 in recognition of the additional step (step 11) of the UBSS.

      The parties agree that increases to the K3 and K4 senior teacher rates will be reflect increases to the base salary scale of 2.5% effective from 12 July 2019 plus 3% effective from 12 July 2019, a further 3% from 12 July 2020, and a further 3% from 12 July 2021.

      The rates on the above will be as follows:

        Current 12 July 2019 12 July 2020 12 July 2021
      K2 $78,269 $82,632 $89,111 $92,175
      K3 $88,681 $93,625 $96,434 $99,327
      K4 $96,219 $101,583 $104,631 $107,770

      The parties agree to incorporate the head teacher allowance into the K2 rate, provided this does not affect entitlement to the allowance [see wording attached at Annex 1].

      • Transitional arrangements

      Transitional arrangements and consequential changes to the KTCA needed to incorporate the changes to the base salary scale have been agreed by the parties [see wording attached at Annex 1].

      3. Unified Base Salary Scale (clause 3.2)

      The parties agree to replace clause 3.2 Unified Pay Scale with a new clause 3.2 Unified Base Salary Scale from 12 July 2019 to reflect the movement to a unified base salary scale for trained teachers [see wording attached at Annex 1].

      4. Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (clause 1.9)

      The parties agree to introduce a new clause 1.9 that recognises the importance of upholding the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi [see wording attached at Annex 1].

      5. Parental Leave (clause 4.5)

      The parties agree to amend the Parental Provisions to reflect gender neutral language from 12 July 2019. The intention of the amendment to the Parental Grant payment is that any teacher (regardless of gender) who takes Primary Carer Leave under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 receives the grant [see wording attached in Annex 1].

      6. Refreshment and Lunch Breaks

      The parties agree to update the wording of clause 2.6 to reflect entitlements to rest breaks during hours of work [See wording attached at Annex 1].

      7. Removal of the National Professional Standards (Appendix B)

      The parties agree to remove Appendix B National Professional Standards for Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers from 12 July 2019. Consequential changes to the KTCA have been agreed [See wording attached at Annex 1].

      8. Additional payment

      The parties agree that all full-time employees who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa and are covered by the Kindergarten Teachers’, Head Teachers’ and Senior Teachers’ Collective Agreement as at 12 July 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 12 July 2019.

      Employees who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa and are covered by the Kindergarten Teachers’, Head Teachers’ and Senior Teachers’ Collective Agreement as at 12 July 2019 and on that day were on approved leave under Part 4 of this collective agreement are entitled, upon application on their return, to receive the one-off gross payment of $1,500, pro-rated for part-time teachers, on the return to their position providing that they return on or before 28 January 2020.

      Short-term relievers, as defined in clause 1.6.1.j., covered by the Kindergarten Teachers’, Head Teachers’ and Senior Teachers’ Collective Agreement as at 3pm on 12 July 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 days for which they have been employed in the 190 days preceding 12 July 2019 that the Kindergarten to which they were predominantly employed was open for instruction.

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

      The additional payment will be paid to qualifying employees in November 2019.

      9. 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 Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2019-2022.

       

      Signed in Wellington on 12 July 2019:

      Bella Pardoe - Advocate for NZEI Te Riu Roa
      Meg Johnston - Advocate For the Secretary for Education

      Witnessed by:

      Sherryll Wilson for New Zealand Kindergartens Inc
      Calmar Ulberg For Early Childhood Leadership