Circular 2022/01 - Notice to initiate bargaining for a new Adult and Community (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement
This circular is about the initiation of bargaining for the renewal of the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools Collective Agreement.
Date 9 February 2022 | Circular 2022/01 | Category Employment Relations
This circular is about the initiation of bargaining for the renewal the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' 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 proposed collective agreement, within ten days of receipt of the attached notice.
It is intended for Chairpersons of School Boards and Principals of all state and state-integrated primary, area and secondary schools that deliver adult and community education and/or Out of Hours Music and Arts education programmes.
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 - adult and community education staff
On 27 January 2022 the Ministry of Education received formal notification from the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association Te Wehengarua (NZPPTA) that it seeks to renew the collective agreement covering ACE personnel, i.e., co-ordinators (teaching and non-teaching), professional supervisors, co-ordinator's assistants (formerly known as liaison assistants) and tutors employed in any state or state integrated schools and who is employed by a Board of Trustees.
In its notice of initiation, NZPPTA also noted its intention to claim to extend coverage of the ACE collective agreement to Out of Hours Music and Arts members.
The intended parties to the collective agreement will be the NZPPTA and the Secretary for Education acting under the delegation from the Public Service Commissioner. The agreement sought would bind all the employees defined who are, or become members of the NZPPTA and every school board employing such employees coming within the coverage of the proposed collective agreement.
A copy of the Notice of Initiation of Bargaining for the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement [PDF, 109 KB] needs to be provided as soon as possible to any employee(s) that may be covered by the renewed Adult and Community Education (ACE) in Schools' Collective Agreement.
Tim Tucker, Manager Employment Relations, Te Puna Ohumahi Mātauranga | Education Workforce
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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