Circular 2020/02 - Notice to initiate bargaining for a Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement
Date 12 February 2020 | Circular 2020/02 | Category Employment Relations
This circular is about the initiation of bargaining for a new Secondary and Area School Groundstaff 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 secondary or composite schools, to bring to the attention of any employee who predominantly performs work associated with the care, maintenance and upkeep of school grounds.
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 - Secondary and Area School Groundstaff
The Ministry of Education received formal notification from the Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand Incorporated that they intend to seek to renew the collective agreement covering every employee who is employed as a groundstaff employee who predominantly perform work associated with the care, maintenance and upkeep of school grounds, including sports fields, gardens and/or other outdoor facilities who are employed in a state or state integrated secondary or area school, and who is employed by a Board of Trustees.
The intended parties to the collective agreement will be the Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand Incorporated 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 the Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand Incorporated 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 Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement [PDF, 96 KB] needs to be provided as soon as possible to any employee(s) that may be covered by the renewed Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement.
Mark Williamson, Senior Manager Employment Relations and Pay Equity, 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, Email email@example.com
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