Community Education Collective Agreement 2022–25

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Part Six: Union Issues

Community Education Collective Agreement
Effective: 1 December 2022 to 28 February 2025

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  • 6.1 Union Deductions
    • 6.1.1 In accordance with authorities signed by persons bound by this agreement the employer shall arrange for the deduction of union subscriptions for all such union members except in cases agreed between the employer and the union.

      6.1.2 The manner of deduction and remittance shall be determined by agreement with the general secretary of the union.

      6.1.3 Except as otherwise agreed between the parties, the commission payable by the NZPPTA for this service shall not exceed 2.5% of the aggregate sum of the amount deducted.

      6.1.4 The employer shall, at the time of appointment and in accordance with s.62 of the Employment Relations Act 2000(external link), advise every employee that they may join the NZPPTA and thereby become bound by this Agreement, and will supply the employee with information on how to contact the union.

  • 6.2 Union Meetings
    • 6.2.1 In accordance with the Employment Relations Act 2000(external link) and subject to clauses 6.2.2 to 6.2.5 of this section, every employer shall allow every union member employed by that employer to attend, on ordinary pay, at least two union meetings (each of a maximum of two hours’ in each calendar year).  Payment shall occur to the extent that the employer would otherwise be working for the employer during the meeting.

      6.2.2 The union shall give the employer at least 14 days’ notice of the date and time of any union meeting to which subclause 6.2.1 of this section is to apply.

      6.2.3 The union shall make such arrangements with the employer as may be necessary to ensure that the employer’s business is maintained during any union meeting, including, where appropriate, an arrangement for sufficient union members to remain available during the meeting to enable the employer’s operation to continue.

      6.2.4 Work shall resume as soon as practicable after the meeting, but the employer shall not be obliged to pay any union member for a period greater than two hours in respect of any meeting.

      6.2.5 Only union members who actually attend a union meeting shall be entitled to pay in respect of that meeting and to that end the union shall supply the employer with a list of members who attended and shall advise the employer of the time the meeting finished