Industrial Action: 12-16 November 2018

Employees covered by the Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement and Primary Principals' Collective Agreement will participate in rolling industrial (strike) action between 12-16 November 2018.

For more information on the strike itself, please visit:

NZEI - http://campaigns.nzei.org.nz/time/

NZSTA - https://www.nzsta.org.nz/latest-news/possible-stop-work-action-2/

Authorised Users who have staff at their school covered by the Collective Agreements will be emailed a spreadsheet to complete and return. Please follow the instructions and return via email to returns.industrialaction@edpay.nz no later than 5pm the day after your school was on strike.

This needs to be returned even if there are no changes.

Please note: this mailbox will not be monitored for feedback. Please only send through the spreadsheet and if you have any questions or concerns, contact your Payroll Adviser.


ADDITIONAL FAQ

How do I know when my school is scheduled to strike?

You can type your school into NZEI's "Check your school's strike day" tool available on their website: https://campaigns.nzei.org.nz/time/check_your_strike_day/

Do teachers and Principals get paid for strike action?

No.

What should I advise our teachers or Principal who are striking?

You should advise them that they will not be paid for the hours that they are on strike. If they have any queries they should contact NZEI.

What if I have a teacher or Principal who does not want to strike?

If union members at your school indicate they do not want to/don't intend to strike, you should seek advice from NZSTA. Employees should be referred to NZEI.

Mark down on the spreadsheet sent by EPL all members who did not strike using an 'X'.

Can my non-teachers strike?

No. Only NZEI members who are covered by the Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement or the Primary Principals' Collective Agreement can go on strike.

If an employee who is not a union member covered by the above agreements withdraws their labour during the strike, you will need to either load Leave Without Pay (for auto-paid employees) or not submit a timesheet for those hours (for timesheet employees). Please seek advice from NZSTA if you believe disciplinary action should follow.

What do I need to do for the strike?

Please refer to the NZSTA guidance (https://www.nzsta.org.nz/latest-news/possible-stop-work-action-2/). It includes a checklist of everything that you need to do. For payroll, the most important thing is to return the strike spreadsheet by 5pm the day after your school employees go on strike.

How are the part time teachers calculated?

All teachers will have their annual salary and allowances broken down into an hourly rate over a 40 hour week (annual rate divided by 365 for the daily rate, then divided by 8 for the hourly rate).

Full-time teachers will have 8 hours deducted.

Schools will tell Education Payroll how many hours their part-time teachers would normally have worked during the duration of the strike, and only those hours will be deducted.

How much will my employees be deducted for strike?

All teachers will have their annual salary broken down into an hourly rate over a 40 hour week (annual rate divided by 365 for the daily rate, then divided by 8 for the hourly rate).

Full-time teachers will have 8 hours deducted.

Schools will tell Education Payroll how many hours their part-time teachers would normally have worked during the duration of the strike, and those hours will be deducted.