Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Proposed settlement not ratified

Media Release

18 February 2002

Proposed settlement not ratified

Secondary teachers have voted not to ratify a proposed settlement of their collective agreement, PPTA president Jen McCutcheon announced today.

Fifty-six percent of PPTA members voted against ratification of the settlement in a secret ballot at paid union meetings held around the country over the past two weeks. Forty-three percent voted for ratification, 1 percent were informal votes. Voter turnout was high with about 80 percent of members voting.

“Members were generally supportive of the workload relief incorporated in the settlement package. However they also saw the miserly pay offer as inadequate recognition for what has become an increasingly complex and demanding job. They didn’t see the proposed salary increase - 3.5 percent over two years - as an adequate enough recruitment and retention incentive in a time of increasing teacher shortages. That 3.5 percent is less than the rate of inflation and just didn’t cut it with our members,” Mrs McCutcheon said.

Mrs McCutcheon said it was too early to speculate on what further industrial action would be taken. PPTA’s national executive would meet on Thursday and Friday this week to consider the next steps in the fight for a Collective Agreement that meets the needs of secondary education.

“Our members understand that this result means more pressure and more industrial action, there is no disputing that. We have put in place an immediate ban on day relief and will canvass our members very soon about further action, including strike action.


For further comment, contact Jen McCutcheon on (04) 913 4227 (work)

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news