Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Funding Available To All Primary School Principals

4 February 2000
Funding available to all Primary school principals

Primary school principals who are covered by a collective employment contract will be eligible for a supplementary funding entitlement currently only available to boards of schools whose principals are on individual employment contracts.

Education Minister Trevor Mallard said Cabinet approved to the change this week and agreement has since been reached with the NZEI over the provision of a supplementary funding entitlement for all primary school principals.

Trevor Mallard said the NZEI has agreed to a variation of the primary principals’ CEC to incorporate the extra funding into the collective employment contract. The NZEI is taking the agreement to its primary principal members next week for ratification.

In a further move, the coverage of the primary principals’ collective contract has been extended to be available to all primary school principals. Up until now, the collective coverage has been available only to the primary principals of schools with rolls of up to 300 students and principals of larger primary schools were all on individual contracts.

School boards of trustees will receive detailed information, including implementation processes, from the Ministry of Education next week.

Trevor Mallard said this week’s agreement reached with the NZEI to extend coverage of the contract and to deliver the same pay to CEC principals that was available to their IEC colleagues under the previous Government, was a milestone.



“The National Party approach was to effectively bribe principals by offering bonuses to leave the collective agreement. We have put a stop to that.

“It’s the Government’s first opportunity, within the public sector, to demonstrate our commitment to collective bargaining and I am pleased we have made such rapid progress,” Trevor Mallard said.

Ends

Further contact:
Moerangi Vercoe (Press Secretary) 04 471 9080 or 025 270 9194

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Gordon Campbell: On The Gun Buy-Back Scheme

Do gun amnesties and buy-backs save lives? Since it’s always difficult to exclude all of the socio-economic factors that may be operating in parallel, the die-hard denialists in the gun lobby will always be able to find a bit of wiggle room.

Yet when taken in tandem with the actions already taken by the Ardern government to outlaw rapid fire rifles and shotguns, there is ample reason to conclude that the buy-back and amnesty scheme announced this morning will indeed save lives in New Zealand. More>>

 

World Refugee Day: Former Refugees Say Policy Must Change

This year, 1000 refugees will be able to resettle here in New Zealand - but there are restrictions on where those people can come from. More>>

ALSO:

Operation Burnham: Hit & Run Author 'Believes Insurgents Were In Village'

One of the authors of Hit & Run has backtracked from a key claim in the book, revealing he now believes armed insurgents were in a village attacked by New Zealand elite soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

The Lobbyist Staffer: PM Defends Handling Of Conflicts Of Interest

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's comfortable with the way her interim chief of staff's conflicts of interest were managed. More>>

ALSO:

2020 Election Changes: Same Day Enrolment, Supermarket Voting

New Zealand’s democracy is to be enhanced, with voters gaining the right to enrol on election day at next year’s general election and allowing ballot boxes to be placed in supermarkets and malls to make it easier for people to vote, Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced. More>>

ALSO:

"Population Density": Stats NZ, Phone Companies To Track People's Movements

Stats NZ is partnering with cellphone companies to launch a new way of tracking people's movements every hour. More>>

ALSO:

QS University Rankings: NZ Ranks Well "Despite Resourcing Constraints"

New Zealand universities continue to do well in international rankings, with the release of the 2020 QS world rankings showing that all eight universities remain in the world’s top 500. More>>

ALSO:

Mosque Attacks: 21 Month Prison Sentence For Sharing Live Stream Video

A Christchurch man who admitted redistributing the livestream video of the mosque killings has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels