Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement

Minimum wage rate effective 1 April 2018

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 won’t change until the current collective agreements expire and a new collective agreement is agreed.

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Secondary and Area Schools' Groundstaff Collective Agreement

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Appendix B: Grandparented Retiring Leave

Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement
Effective 19 May 2017 to 28 January 2019

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  • Grandparented Retiring Leave
      1. Retiring leave may be granted to full-time employees on completion of 40 years service or on completion of ten or more years’ service at age 60 years or over.
      2. The entitlement will be according to the schedule specified in (3) below. Retiring leave may be taken as leave or may be taken as a lump sum grant on retirement.
      3. Provided the eligibility criteria above are met, retiring leave will be granted on the following basis.
        Years

        Entitlement (in working days) with Service of Years and Months Specified

        Months

        0246810
        10 22 23 24 24 25 26
        11 26 27 28 29 29 30
        12 31 31 32 33 34 34
        13 35 36 36 37 38 39
        14 39 40 41 41 42 43
        15 44 44 45 46 46 47
        16 48 49 49 50 51 51
        17 52 53 54 54 55 56
        18 56 57 58 59 59 60
        19 61 61 62 63 64 64
        20-25 65 65 65 65 65 65
        25 65 66 66 67 68 69
        26 69 70 71 71 72 73
        27 74 74 75 76 76 77
        28 78 79 79 80 81 81
        29 82 83 84 84 85 86
        30 86 87 88 89 89 90
        31 91 91 92 93 94 94
        32 95 96 96 97 98 99
        33 99 100 101 101 102 103
        34 104 104 105 106 106 107
        35 108 109 109 110 110 110
        36 112 113 114 114 115 116
        37 116 117 118 119 119 120
        38 121 121 122 123 124 124
        39 125 126 126 127 128 129
        40 131          

        The maximum entitlement is as for 40 years’ service. Service in excess of 40 years does not attract a greater retiring leave entitlement.