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

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Part 2: Definitions

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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  • Definitions
    • 2.1 Unless otherwise specified, terms in this agreement will have the same meaning as the Employment Relations Act 2000(external link) and other relevant legislation.

      2.2 "Employee" means a person employed by Te Kura who is engaged in specialist or support staff positions, with the following exceptions:

        • Those employees who are considered members of the Senior Leadership Team and/or the fourth and upward tiers of management; and
        • Those in positions reporting directly to members of the Senior Leadership Team; and
        • Those in management positions who have responsibility for appraisal and performance management; and
        • The following positions in the Human Resources Team: Senior HR Adviser, Senior Learning and Development Advisor and Payroll Lead; and
        • External teachers aides, which are those occupying positions created by discretionary allocation.

      2.3 A "permanent salaried employee" (full time or part time) is an employee who is employed on an ongoing basis at the time of the appointment.

        • A full time employee is employed for 40 hours per week.
        • A part time employee is an employee who is employed regularly for fewer hours than those specified above and/or for less than 52 weeks of the year. Any employee who was appointed as a limited tenure employee shall continue to work the previously agreed hours and weeks, unless varied by mutual agreement.

      2.4 A "fixed term employee" is appointed in addition to the regular staff or to replace an absent member of the regular staff, for a specific purpose or for a specific period. Genuine and reasonable grounds for all fixed term positions shall be identified as per s66 of the Employment Relations Act 2000(external link). The purpose or period of employment and the reasons shall be defined in writing. Clause 8.3 shall not apply to a fixed term employee.