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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Terms of Settlement

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

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  • Terms of Settlement
    • This document sets out agreed components of a settlement for the Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement 2017 – 2019, between the Secretary for Education and the Central Amalgamated Workers Union Incorporated, Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand Southern Incorporated, and the Northern Amalgamated Workers Union Incorporated (AWUNZ).

  • 1. Term
    • The term of the collective agreement is effective from the date this settlement is ratified and the collective agreement is signed and will expire on 28 January 2019, approximately 20 months after the date settlement is ratified, and the collective agreement signed.

  • 2. Remuneration
    • The printed rates for Groundstaff will increase by 1.0% from the date the collective agreement is ratified and signed, with a further 1.0% increase from 28 January 2018, as follows.

      Minimum hourly pay rates:

       Grounds LabourerAssistant GroundskeeperGroundskeeperSenior Groundskeeper
      Current rate (as at 1/5/15) $15.53 $16.33 $16.62 $18.02
      From date of ratification of settlement and signing of collective agreement* $15.99 $16.49 $16.79 $18.20
      From 28 January 2018 $16.15 $16.66 $16.95 $18.38

      * expected in mid to late May 2017

  • 3. Joint Discussions
    • Joint discussions in good faith about possible future amalgamation of School Caretakers’ and Cleaners’ (including Canteen Workers’) Collective Agreement, and the Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement.

      The parties have agreed to engage in constructive discussions in good faith with E tū and the New Zealand School Trustees Association about consolidating both collective agreements into a single collective agreement at the next bargaining.  The discussions will be convened by the Ministry during the term of the School Caretakers’ and Cleaners’ (including Canteen Workers’) Collective Agreement, and the Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement.

  • 4. Technical Amendments
    • The parties have agreed to make such technical changes to the collective agreement, as may be mutually agreed between the date of this settlement and its ratification, and the signing of the collective agreement.

  • Signatories
    • Signed in Wellington on 2 May 2017

       

      Wayne McLaughlan
      Advocate
      Amalgamated Workers Union Inc.

      Tim Day
      Advocate
      for the Secretary for Education

      Witnessed by:
      Nicole Williams
      New Zealand School Trustees Association