Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers' Collective Agreement
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Part Five: Allowances
Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers’ Collective Agreement
Effective: 1 December 2022 to 2 July 2025
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5.1 Travelling Allowance
5.1.1 Where a teacher is required by the employer to travel within New Zealand on school business the teacher is entitled to actual and reasonable travel, meal and accommodation expenses.
5.1.2 Any claim pursuant to 5.1.1 must be supported by tax invoice receipts.
Note: For guidance on what is considered reasonable, in a particular case, teachers are expected to consult their manager. General guidance is available on the HR section of the Te Kura intranet.
5.2 Private Stay Allowance
5.2.1 Where the teacher stays privately when he/she is required to travel, a private stay allowance instead of the travelling allowance shall be payable as follows:
- accommodation allowance per night - $33.37
- meals for each 24 hour period - $28.49
- meals for additional periods of less
- than 24 hours but more than 10 hours - $28.49
- for additional periods up to 10 hours - $28.49
5.3 Off site Allowance
5.3.1 Where a teacher is on official school business (such as camp) and where meals are provided by Te Kura and the teachers not eligible to receive the travelling allowance or the private stay allowance, the teacher will be paid a $15.76 per night off site allowance for each night spent away from home.
5.3.2 When as a result of such business the teacher is unable to return to home or Te Kura (whichever is appropriate) until after 1pm on the final day, but there is no need to stay for a further night, the teacher shall be entitled to an $8.41 off site allowance in respect of that final day.
5.3.3 Where the teacher is paid the off site allowance the teacher is not eligible for the incidentals allowance.
5.4 Motor Vehicle Reimbursement
5.4.1 Where a teacher is authorised to use his/her own vehicle on school business, he/she will be reimbursed at the appropriate Inland Revenue mileage rate.
5.5 Miscellaneous Expenses
5.5.1 A teacher will be reimbursed for authorised actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the proper performance of his/her duties upon production of receipts.
5.6 Teacher Acting in Higher Position
5.6.1 A permanent teacher who is required to carry out the full responsibilities of a higher position shall be paid a higher duties allowance. This allowance will be at the rate representing the difference between his/her salary and the rate which would be payable to the teacher if permanently appointed to that position. The allowance is only payable after the teacher has acted in the higher position for a period of five consecutive days and is subject to such conditions as agreed with the employer. These conditions must be met on each occasion that the higher duties are performed. Any leave taken during a period of acting in a higher position shall include the Higher Duties Allowance. On conclusion of the period of acting in a higher position the teacher shall be entitled to receive 16 percent of the value of the Higher Duties Allowance less the higher duties component of leave already taken.