Circular 2019/03 - Notice to initiate bargaining for a new School Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement
This circular is about the initiation of bargaining for the renewal of the School Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement.
Date 16 April 2019 | Circular 2019/03 | Category Employment Relations
This circular is about the initiation of bargaining for a new School Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement.
This circular does not replace any other.
The action needed is to bring the Notice of Initiation of Bargaining to the attention of all employees whose work may be covered by the collective agreement, within ten days of receipt of the attached notice.
It is intended for Chairpersons of Boards of Trustees, Commissioners as appropriate and Principals of all state and state-integrated primary, secondary or composite school, or attached community learning centre, to bring to the attention of any caretakers, property managers, cleaners, gardeners, groundstaff or canteen staff, including those employed in a combination of these roles.
For more information contact the New Zealand School Trustees Association about human resource issues generally on 0800 782 435. Email the Ministry of Education's Employment Relations Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org. All collective agreements for school staff can be found on the Ministry's website: www.education.govt.nz/collective-agreements/
Section 43 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (the Act) requires that, on receiving a notice of intention to bargain for a collective agreement under the Act, details of that notice are to be drawn to the attention of all employees who come within the coverage of the intended agreement within ten days of receiving that notice.
Notice of Initiation - school caretakers, cleaners and canteen staff
On 11 April 2019 the Ministry of Education received formal notification from E tū Incorporated that they seek to renew the collective agreement covering school caretakers, property managers, cleaners, gardeners, groundstaff, canteen workers, including those employed in combinations of these roles who are employed in any state or state integrated primary, secondary or composite school, or attached community learning centre, and who is employed by a Board of Trustees.
The intended parties to the collective agreement will be E tū and the Secretary for Education acting under the delegation from the State Services Commissioner. The agreement sought would bind all the employees defined who are, or become members of E tū and every board of trustees employing such employees coming within the coverage of the proposed collective agreement.
A copy of the Notice of Initiation of Bargaining for the School Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement [PDF, 110 KB] needs to be provided as soon as possible to any employee(s) that may be covered by the renewed School Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement.
Nick Kyrke-Smith, Senior Manager Employment Relations, Education Workforce, Early Learning and Student Achievement
Ministry of Education, National Office, Mātauranga 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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