Nzei Support Staff Collective Agreement 2020
With Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland Action Against Poverty and 57 (now 70!) other charities and community groups, we have… Rning invites Jacinda Ardern, Grant Robertson and Carmel Sepuloni to lift themselves out of poverty by increasing income assistance before Christmas. Eligible schools must apply for reimbursement by September 1, 2020 and transitional funding will be made available as part of your October 2020 operating grant. After a vote open to all teachers to approve the comparison, NZEI Te Riu-Supports employees will then vote on an amendment to their collective agreement to include the comparison. Subsequently, all teachers are transferred on a new pay scale on the basis of a new correct work matrix. “We recently signed the education agreement with NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA, which focuses on support staff, and the broader work of the education staff strategy continues, with the vision of having a strong and culturally competent educational staff by 2032.” 3A.5.2 Teaching assistants paid at grade B, stage 9 of the collective school contract 2017-2019 (stage 2 in the collective school contract 2019-2022) and who have been at this level for at least two years, are translated into Work Matrix B-C Step 6, unless the employer indicates, before August 14, 2020, that the role of head teacher remains exclusively within Matrix B and, in this case, translated into Work Matrix Step B5. Teacher assistants pave the way for other support groups – you`re next! This means that employees covered by these collective agreements who work in a night camp or school trip must be paid at minimum wage rates for these accommodation periods, whether they are in good standing or not. Support officers received their first offer on November 29, 2019 and voted on December 10, 2019 to ratify a settlement of their collective bargaining. There was an error in the PUMS notification sent last week. For the record, co-ordinator roles are not part of the teacher-help pay equity requirement, they are covered by the administrative staff pay equity application, which is currently in the process of studying the pay equity process.
The assistant pays equity for teachers and all those who do the work of teaching assistants, as described in the salary assistance matrix, even if the role is called something else, as a “learning assistant”. PuMs are therefore reserved only for teachers. We begin our demand for pay equity for school administration employees, especially by finding out what these employees are doing. We use this information as part of the claim to understand the value you bring to your workplace. Use these resources to help you discuss in your schools and communities what we want as support staff. Details of THE UMPs in New Zealand can be found at campaigns.nzei.org.nz/pay-equity/teacher-aide-PUMs/#list “Additional funds are available to school boards to enable this significant increase. We will work closely with NZSTA to provide advice with information and assistance to ensure they understand the details of the new agreement. We are also working to solve other problems raised by the forces of thought and kairahi. These include the demand for pay equity for teachers, which is close to the billing phase.
NZEI Te Riu Roa members can access union support and membership policy workshops to ensure they are at the right level. This was a positive and collaborative effort with the ministry and NZEI Te Riu Roa, and we have an obligation to develop advice, resources, tools and support to all board directors.