Parliament

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

 

Teacher, principal collective agreements settled

29 October 2004

All teacher, principal collective agreements settled

Education Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed primary and area school teachers’ and principals’ acceptance of the settlement of their new collective agreements.

"The new agreement addresses key claims put forward by the NZEI and the PPTA including pay, workload and qualifications issues," Trevor Mallard said.

"Today’s ratification means that the six state sector teachers’ and principals’ collective agreements have now been settled. This sets the scene for a positive start to the 2005 school year."

These agreements include: The Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement; The Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement; The Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement; The Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement; The Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement; and The Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement.

The three-year term of all the new agreements allows sufficient time to work constructively on issues that will make a difference to student learning and teacher effectiveness.

"For teachers, these will include high quality professional development and recognition of learning and career pathways for professional and educational leadership," Trevor Mallard said.

The positive approach to the bargaining this year by all parties was set within a strategic framework with a strong focus on supporting and promoting teaching effectiveness. It demonstrates that when the parties work in an environment of shared objectives and good faith, very positive outcomes can be produced. This is good news for the students in our schools.

All teachers bound by the collective agreements should receive their new pay before Christmas.

"I want to express my personal thanks to the negotiating teams involved with the bargaining; the Ministry of Education (with the NZ School Trustees Association), the PPTA and the NZEI Te Riu Roa, for their commitment to the process and the outcomes," Trevor Mallard said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Australian Election Toss-up


The foibles of the Aussie electoral system are pretty well-known. The Lucky Country doesn’t have proportional representation. Voting for everyone over 18 is compulsory, but within a preferential system. This means that in the relatively few key seats that decide the final result, it can be the voters’ second, third or fourth ranking preferences that finally get the winner over the 50% line...
More>>



 
 

Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>

ALSO:


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>



Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels