Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement

Variation to the Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement

This document includes the recent variation to the Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement that implements the settlement of the Teacher Aide Pay Equity Claim (TAPEC).  The Settlement Agreement and the Variation Document can be accessed separately from the related documents below.

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Part 11 Union Related Rights

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

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  • 11.1 Access
    • 11.1.1 A representative of either union party to this agreement shall be entitled to enter at all reasonable times upon the premises for purposes related to the employment of its members or for purposes related to the union’s business or both.  The representative shall enter at a reasonable time and in a reasonable way and comply with existing safety, health and security procedures and requirements applying in respect of the school.

  • 11.2 Deductions
    • 11.2.1 The employer shall deduct union dues from those employees who are bound by this Agreement and who have given the employer written authority to make such a deduction. The employer shall retain an administration fee of 2.5%. The employer shall remit such deductions to the appropriate union at mutually accepted intervals of not more than three months.

  • 11.3 Paid union meetings
    • 11.3.1 The employer must allow every union member employed by the employer to attend at least two union meetings (each of a maximum of two hours' duration) in each calendar year.

      11.3.2 The union must give the employer at least 14 days' notice of the date and time of any union meeting to be held.

      11.3.3 The union must make such arrangements with the employer as may be necessary to ensure that the school remains open for instruction during any union meeting, including, where appropriate, an arrangement for sufficient union members to remain available during the meeting to enable the school to remain open for instruction.

      11.3.4 Work must resume as soon as practicable after the meeting, but the employer is not obliged to pay any union member for a period longer than two hours in respect of any meeting.

      11.3.5 An employer must allow a union member employed by the employer to attend a union meeting under this clause on ordinary pay to the extent that the employee would otherwise be working for the employer during the meeting.

      11.3.6 For the purposes of clause 11.3.5 the union must:

      1. supply to the employer a list of members who attended the union meeting; and 
      2. advise the employer of the duration of the meeting.