Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement

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Terms of Settlement

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement
Effective: 28 January 2020 to 27 January 2022

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  • Terms of Settlement
    • Terms of Settlement: Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement 2020-2022

      This agreement sets out the full and final Terms of Settlement of the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement 2020-2022 (“ACECA 2020-22”). The agreement has been settled between the Ministry of Education and the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) and shall be subject to ratification by PPTA members pursuant to section 51 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

      In settlement the parties agree to the following:

      1.  Term of this collective agreement

      The ACECA 202--22 shall come into effect on 28 January 2020 and shall continue in force for a further 24 months from that date.

      2.  Remuneration rates

      a.  The printed minimum rates for ACE Non-teaching Co-ordinators, will increase by 3% with effect from 28 January 2020, and a further 3% on 28 January 2021 as detailed below, provided ratification is notified to the Ministry of Education by 14 January 2020.

      Remuneration for ACE non-teaching co-ordinators

      The minimum hourly rates of pay for non-teaching co-ordinators are as follows:

      Grade Currentfrom 28 January 2020from 28 January 2021
      Grade one $26.78 $27.58 $28.41
      Grade two $31.38 $32.32 $33.29
      Grade three (annual salary) $74,891 $77,138 $79,452

      b. The printed minimum rates for tutors, will increase by 3% with effect from 28 January 2020, and a further 3% on 28 January 2021 as detailed below, provided ratification is notified to the Ministry of Education by 14 January 2020

      Remuneration for tutors

      The minimum hourly rates of pay for tutors are as follows:

      Step Currentfrom 28 January 2020from 28 January 2021
      1 $30.69 $31.61 $32.56
      2 $40.76 $41.98 $43.24

      c.  The printed minimum rates for Professional Supervisors, and Co-ordinator Assistants will increase by 3% with effect from 28 January 2020, and a further 3% on 28 January 2021 as detailed below, provided ratification is notified to the Ministry of Education by 14 January 2020.

      The ACE  Professional Supervisors, and Co-ordinator Assistants' minimum hourly rates of pay are as detailed in the table below.

      Remuneration for Professional  Supervisors and Co-ordinator Assistants

      .Currentfrom 28 January 2020from 28 January 2021
      Professional Supervisors $46.08 $47.46 $48.89
      Co-ordinator Assistants $24.45 $25.18 $25.94

      3.  Technical changes

      The parties agree to make any technical changes by agreement including amendments to clauses 4.1.2.1, 4.5 and 7.3.8 at Appendix A. The parties agree to reference to Health and Safety provisions as included in Appendix B.

      4.  All other terms and conditions contained in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 are retained without change in the settlement of the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement 2020-2022.

       

      Dated in Wellington this 10th day of December 2019

       

      Rosie King
      for the Secretary for Education

      Doug Clark
      for the Post Primary Teachers' Association

      Witnessed by Nafanua Schmidt
      for the New Zealand School Trustees Association

       

      PART THREE: REMUNERATION

      3.1 Tutors

      3.1.1 The minimum hourly rates for tutors are as follows:

      StepCurrentfrom 28 January 2020from 28 January 2021
      1 $30.69 $31.61 $32.56
      2 $40.76 $41.98 $43.24

      3.1.2 Application of salaries – A tutor shall be placed on salary step 1 unless:

        1. The tutor satisfies the co-ordinator he or she has either successfully completed a recognised course in the tutoring of adults or holds a Diploma of Teaching, and has at least 100 hours of adult tutoring experience; or
        2. The tutor has completed 200 hours of ACE tutoring; or
        3. The tutor was placed on step 2 of the salary scale prior to this agreement coming into force.

      Where (i), (ii) or (iii) above apply, a tutor shall be placed on step 2.

      Note: Where a tutor is also a fully registered teacher nothing in 3.1.2(i) shall prevent an employer choosing to place that teacher on step 2.

      3.1.3 Subject to verification, other experience of tutoring adult students (including in continuing education programmes, polytechnics, universities, colleges of education, and equivalent organisations either in New Zealand or overseas) shall be considered as relevant experience for placement on step 2 under 3.1.2 (i) and (ii).

      3.1.4 Cancelled ACE classes - tutors of classes that are cancelled because no students attend shall be paid for one hour only regardless of the normal duration of the class.  If the tutor can be notified beforehand of the cancellation of the class, no payment will be made.

      3.2 Co-ordinators

      3.2.1 Teaching Co-ordinators in all ACE programmes shall (except as provided in 3.2.2) be given a time allowance based on the size of their position, as set out below:

      Size of position (Full-time equivalent)Time Allowance
      0.1 1 weekly teaching half day over a full year
      0.2 2 weekly teaching half days over a full year
      0.3 3 weekly teaching half days over a full year
      0.4 4 weekly teaching half days over a full year
      0.5 5 weekly teaching half days over a full year
      0.6 6 weekly teaching half days over a full year
      0.7 7 weekly teaching half days over a full year
      0.8 8 weekly teaching half days over a full year
      0.9 9 weekly teaching half days over a full year
      FT 10 weekly teaching half days over a full year

      Note 1:The employer shall specify in writing the hours a teaching co-ordinator is required to work in her/his programme co-ordinator position. The hours will be set in accordance with the requirements of the role within the school. Criteria to be considered when sizing the position shall include;

        1. number of planned courses in the programme
        2. whether the programme receives TEC funding
        3. amount of administrative support

      Note 2: The above time allowances for a teaching co-ordinator are based on a teacher’s weekly timetabled hours (e.g., 25 hours per week in the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement, see clause 5.2.2).

      3.2.2 The remuneration rates (and related time allowance) for a Teaching Co-ordinator who is not concurrently employed as a teacher within the school are the relevant rates within the applicable teachers’ collective agreement. That employee’s other conditions are as per this agreement (including Clause 7.3) except where more advantageous conditions are agreed in writing with the employer.

      3.2.3 The minimum hourly rate of pay for non-teaching co-ordinators (see Part Two) shall be as follows:

      Grade Currentfrom 28 January 2020from 28 January 2021
      Grade one $26.78 $27.58 $28.41
      Grade two $31.38 $32.32 $33.29
      Grade three (annual salary) $74,891 $77,138 $79,452

      Note 1: The employer shall specify in writing the hours a non-teaching co-ordinator is required to work and the grading of the position (see Part Two). The hours will be set in accordance with the requirements of the role within the school. Criteria to be considered when sizing the position shall include;

        1. number of planned courses in the programme
        2. whether the programme receives TEC funding
        3. amount of administrative support

      Where the position is fixed term it must conform with clause 1.7 of this agreement.

      Note 2:The Grade Three rate will only apply to appointments made after 2 January 2008. It was seen as potentially linked to previous Staffing Order positions and does not prevent an employer from choosing to pay a higher rate, where relevant, comparable to that of the previous incumbent.

      3.2.4 In addition to the time allowances/salary outlined in 3.2.1 and the rate specified in 3.2.3, the co-ordinator with overall responsibility for the programme shall be entitled to receive a responsibility allowance paid at the rate set out in the table below unless he or she holds a permanent or fixed term unit or units (or 3R payments) for ACE which exceed the relevant payment listed below:

      Size of position (Full-time equivalent)Co-ordinators' Responsibility Allowance (per annum) from 28 January 2019
      0.1 $545
      0.2 $1,089
      0.3 $1,361
      0.4 $1,634
      0.5 $2,178
      0.6 $3,266
      0.7 $3,811
      0.8 $4,900
      0.9 - Full-time $5,989

      3.3 Professional Supervisors

      The ACE professional supervisors' minimum hourly rate of pay is as follows:

       Currentfrom 28 January 2020from 28 January 2021
      Professional Supervisors $46.08 $47.46 $48.89

      3.4 Co-ordinator Assistants

      The co-ordinator assistants' minimum hourly rate of pay is as follows:

       Currentfrom 28 January 2020from 28 January 2021
      Co-ordinator Assistants $24.45 $25.18 $25.94
  • Appendix A
    • PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

      4.1.2.1 If an employee does not work on a public holiday and the day would otherwise be a working day for the employee, the employer must pay the employee not less than the employee’s relevant daily pay for that day.

      SURPLUS STAFFING: NON-TEACHING CO-ORDINATORS

      7.3.8 The employee may be made an offer of employment prior to the disestablishment of the current position either within the education or state service. This offer may be to a lower graded position to that previously held or to a position with reduced hours and will include an allowance which provides some recognition of the reduced income arising from the new position. For the avoidance of doubt, any such allowance forms part of the employee’s ordinary weekly pay for Holidays Act purposes. Where the employee accepts such an offer the employer’s responsibilities under 7.3.9 below shall be fulfilled. Where the employee does not accept such an offer the provisions of 7.3.9 shall apply.

      FAMILY VIOLENCE LEAVE (new clause)

      4.5 Family Violence Leave as provided for by the Holidays Act 2003 is in addition to other leave allowance within the collective agreement.

  • Appendix B
    • Part 9: HEALTH AND SAFETY

      9.1 The parties recognise the importance of ensuring good and safe working conditions through Health and Safety in the workplace and that it is a mutual obligation of the employer and employees to achieve this through a representative, engagement and participative approach.

      9.2 To this end, the employers' and employees' attention is drawn to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and associated Regulations. This and other legislation, relevant Codes of Practice and Guidelines are the reference points for gaining a common understanding of what those obligations are, what will assist in meeting those mutual obligations and also in promoting best practice.

      9.3 Where employees' health, safety or welfare is shown to be at risk in the carrying out of their duties the employer shall take all reasonably practicable steps to eliminate or minimise the identified risk for the employees and to do so in consultation with the relevant health and safety representatives, committees and authorities that may be identified.