Can Support Staff Collective Agreement

„Auxiliaries are absolutely essential for our schools. We work closely with children who have the most complex learning needs. But we have been undervalued for too long. This offer is an important first step in recognizing it and properly evaluating support staff,“ she explains. The Calgary Board of Directors of Education has contracts with most of our employees. These agreements define working conditions. Kemplen says that while members will be happy to receive an offer of a collective agreement to vote on, that doesn`t change the need to negotiate a pay equity agreement for teachers as quickly as possible to address the broken system that has historically undervalued their work. Facilitators are looking forward to a new offer of collective agreements next week.30 November 2019 Employees of NZEI te Riu Roa member school guards will vote next week on a new collective agreement offer from the Ministry of Education that includes a new minimum wage rate of 21.15 $US per hour, the current minimum wage. „This offer does not fix the broken system, which means that so many support employees have no job security and are getting by without pay outside of school. We need the government to deal with this urgently, negotiating as quickly as possible a fully funded pay equity agreement for teachers, with a rapid movement to other members of the audience who pay equity fees.• A minimum rate of $21.15 per hour for all auxiliaries and kaiārahi i te Reo members who currently earn less than this rate. This is the first offer made by the Ministry of Education since the collective agreements for auxiliary employees expired in July. • The offer also responds to several of our other rights, including the funding of cultural leave for auxiliaries participating in Te Matatini, an increase in the car allowance to accommodate the rate to be paid to teachers and school principals, the revision of the night allowance to ensure that members receive their correct rights and the change of reference from the dirty work allowance to the „Tiaki“ allowance. END If you want a printed copy of this agreement, we recommend that you download the following PDF version.

Ally Kemplen, a teacher in Auckland, who is part of NZEI Te Riu Roa`s support staff bargaining team, says the offer is a step forward and the result of support staff throughout Aotearoa pulling themselves together and fighting hard to get their work evaluated fairly…