After a meeting with the ministry on November 29, members of the kairahi i Te Reo school support team and collective agreements received their first offer. Members voted on December 10, 2019 to accept their collective agreement offer. We begin our demand for pay equity for school administration employees, especially by finding out what these employees are doing. We use this information as part of the claim to understand the value you bring to your workplace. 3.14.1 When a worker works 52 weeks a year, there is nothing to prevent a written agreement between that worker and his employer on the payment of a set of wages including allowances and/or overtime. Such an agreement is signed by the worker and the employer and clearly defines the different elements of the remuneration package. This provision is intended to provide a mechanism for simplifying the management and operation of the collective agreement of schools and not to penalise the employee with regard to his rights under that agreement. 3.15.4 A worker who starts work during the year does not have access to an annual contract until early next year. “This offer does not solve the broken system, which means that so many support officers have no job security and manage without pay outside of school. We need the government to address it urgently by negotiating a fully funded pay equity system for teachers as quickly as possible, and other support officers are moving quickly. 3.5.4 The job description and/or written requirements may be updated by the employer after consultation with the worker (at the time of the annual assessment or on another date).
Substantial changes to the job description and/or written requirements can only be made after consultation with the worker by the employer and after seeking to reach an agreement. Under this plan, the minimum wage of $21.15 is considered the base rate for all support employees and kairahi members who currently earn less than that rate.