Section 53 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 provides that an expired collective agreement remains viable for an additional 12 months, provided that the union or employer has entered into negotiations to replace the collective agreement before the expiry of the deadline. You can also access a PDF version once you`ve selected the link to your corresponding collective agreement. On Friday morning, teachers under the Early Childhood Collective Agreement (ECECA) and the Barnardos Collective Agreement will hold paid union assemblies to discuss the next steps in pay parity with kindergarten and primary school teachers. However, Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Executive Director Kathy Wolfe said that teachers who continue to increase the pay scale and are covered by their collective agreement with NZEI members could be paid 10 to 30 per cent less than those in kindergartens and schools. Anneke Bhat, a member of the collective bargaining team at NZEI Te Riu Roa, said the government needed to step in and establish a clear pay parity plan. Rutherford said that some teachers who are covered by collective agreements could be paid up to 49 percent less than teachers who work in kindergartens and schools. The terms of an employment contract must be respected. It is the current collective agreements that set the conditions for school principals, teachers and other staff in schools. The initiation date is the date on which the negotiation process can begin. The initiation date is the date on which the negotiation process can begin.

Both parties can enter into negotiations from 60 days before the collective agreement expires. The expiry of a collective agreement does not necessarily mean the end of the collective agreement. For example, for an ECE teacher with a teacher`s degree, the maximum rate is $55,529 (according to the current collective agreement). But for a teacher with the same skill level who works in a preschool, the maximum rate is $83,000, a difference of $27,471, or 49.5 percent. Te Rito Maioha Early Childy New Zealand and Barnardos union said they needed millions of dollars more each year from the government to ensure that teachers who are covered by their two separate collective agreements are paid as much as kindergarten and primary school teachers. Because the system is not state-run, members who are covered by the collective agreement do not negotiate directly with the government or the Ministry of Education, such as teachers in elementary or secondary schools. Instead, negotiations are ongoing between employers and members. Collective agreements are available to most workers in the state-integrated education sector. Access current collective agreements and their relevant key dates. He said that 104 Barnardos professors fell under their collective bargaining agreement and that the organization needed $300-400,000 to get even closer to the NZEI`s demand for pay parity. The start and expiry dates of a collective agreement are agreed by both parties during the negotiations.