Settlement of the Adult and Community Education Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement and other related matters
Date 22 June 2016 | Circular 2016/07 | Category Industrial Relations
This circular is about The details of the recent settlement of the Adult and Community Education Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement 2016-2019 (ACECA) and information on applicable Individual Employment Agreements.
This circular replaces This circular does not replace any other
The action needed is To note the contents of this circular and complete the requirements concerning Individual Employment Agreements if applicable.
It is intended for Chairpersons of boards of trustees and principals of all state and state-integrated schools which offer adult and community education programmes.
For more information Email the Industrial Relations Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All agreements are available on the Ministry’s website http://www.education.govt.nz/collective-agreements/
The ACECA 2016-2019 was settled on 16 June 2016 and has since been ratified by members of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) and signed by the parties.
This circular provides a summary of the changes and new provisions. The full collective agreement is available on the Ministry of Education’s website.
Key features of the settlement
The term is 36 months from the date the collective agreement was signed: 22 June 2016 to 21 June 2019.
There will be a 2% increase in ACECA remuneration rates for ACE Co-ordinators (except for teaching coordinators whose remuneration is determined separately under the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement) and the ACE Co-ordinators’ Responsibility Allowance, effective from 28 January 2017, a further increase of 2% to rates effective from 28 January 2018, and a further increase of 2.5% effective from 28 January 2019.
|Grade||Current||From 28 January 2017||from 28 January 2018||from 28 January 2019|
|Grade three (annual salary)||$70,227||$71,632||$73,064||$74,891|
|Size of position (Full-time equivalent)||Current||Co-ordinators' Responsibility Allowance (per annum) from 28 January 2017||Co-ordinators' Responsibility Allowance (per annum) from 28 January 2018||Co-ordinators' Responsibility Allowance (per annum) from 28 January 2019|
|0.9 - Full-time||$5,616||$5,728||$5,843||$5,989|
There will be a 2% increase in ACECA remuneration rates for tutors, effective from 28 January 2017, a further increase of 2% to rates effective from 28 January 2018, and a further increase of 2.2% effective from 28 January 2019.
|Step||Current||From 28 January 2017||From 28 January 2018||From 28 January 2019|
There will be a 2% increase in ACECA remuneration rates for Professional Supervisors and Co-ordinator Assistants, effective from 28 January 2017, a further increase of 2% to rates effective from 28 January 2018, and a further increase of 2.2% effective from 28 January 2019.
|Current||From 28 January 2017||From 28 January 2018||From 28 January 2019|
Boards continue to have the ability to pay ACE staff at above the rates stated in the ACECA, as it is a minimum rates document.
Review of outdated elements of the ACECA
The 2013 Terms of Settlement included agreement that a working party comprising representatives of the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA), the PPTA, and the Ministry of Education would review the provisions of the ACECA, and proposed updates to be adopted in the 2016 bargaining.
That work was completed in late 2015, and the 2016 Terms of Settlement provide for the agreed changes to be incorporated into the ACECA 2016-19.
Individual Employment Agreements for ACE Staff
The ACECA will apply to community education staff who are (or become) PPTA members and new employees coming under the coverage of the ACECA.
New promulgated Individual Employment Agreements (IEAs) reflect the changes to the conditions of non-teaching co-ordinators, professional supervisors and liaison assistants.
IEAs for ACE staff (excluding teaching co-ordinators and grand-parented co-ordinators) and for teaching co-ordinators can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website.
ACE staff who are currently covered by the ACECA but are not members of PPTA may be offered the newly promulgated IEA to access the applicable terms and conditions of the ACECA 2016-2019.
IEAs are only effective from the date of signing and cannot be effective before the date they were promulgated by the Secretary for Education (22 June 2016).
Any questions about the process and appropriate use of IEAs should be directed to the Industrial Relations unit or your NZSTA industrial adviser.
Nick Kyrke-Smith, Senior Manager Industrial Relations, Education Workforce, Early Learning and Student Achievement
Ministry of Education, National Office, Matauranga House, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 1666, Wellington 6140, New Zealand, Phone 04-463 8000, Fax 04-463 8001, Email email@example.com
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