Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Specialist and Support Staff Collective Agreement

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Appendix A: Principles for Determining Coverage

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Specialist and Support Staff Collective Agreement
Effective from 17 December 2019 to 16 December 2021

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  • Overarching Principles:
    • The NZEI and Te Kura agree that the main principles that determine collective agreement coverage for this agreement should reflect the requirements of the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the bargaining parameters for the State Sector, as determined by the State Services Commission, in order to build productive employment relationships though the promotion of good faith in all aspects of the employment environment and the employment relationship.

  • Principles determining collective agreement coverage:
        1. Employees engaged in specialist or support staff positions, other than positions covered by the exclusions in (3) below and in clause 2.2 of this agreement, will have the opportunity to be covered by this collective agreement.
        2. Eligibility for coverage will be determined by the job title, occupational grouping and employer requirements.
        3. Positions will be excluded from collective agreement coverage of this agreement where the employer requirements of a position include:
            • Acting as the direct agent of the employer in employment matters (e.g. direct responsibility for disciplinary matters and performance management);
            • Representing the employer in governmental and/or public forums;
            • Providing specialist advice to the CEO and the Board of Trustees;
            • Developing Te Kura-wide policies.
          Note: For clarity positions excluded from coverage are stated in clause 2.2 of this agreement.
        4. Placement of positions within the agreement will be based on these principles. The generic level of responsibilities, technical knowledge, skills and experience together with the competencies required for each position will determine the position placement within the collective.

      Positions for the fourth organisational tier and upward and positions which report to the Senior Leadership Team, have the opportunity to be covered by a collective agreement particular to the responsibilities and sensitivities of those positions. Any so negotiated collective agreement will seek to reflect the core terms and conditions of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Specialist and Support Staff to ensure consistency of provisions across Te Kura.