Litigation relating to pro-rated non-contact time for part-time teachers

11 July 2018


Kia ora,

In 2017 the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (the “PPTA”) commenced an action on behalf of its members based on pro-rated non-contact time for part-time teachers.

The action involves an alleged personal grievance based on discrimination, an equal pay action and an action under the Government Service Equal Pay Act 1960. All of these are based on clause 5.2.6 of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (the “STCA”) which provides for pro-rated non-contact time for part-time teachers.

Four boards of trustees are named as defendants (along with the Ministry of Education) because they are the employers of the four named plaintiffs.

The matter is currently before the Employment Court. In accordance with section 129 of the Employment Relations Act 2000, the Court has directed that any interested party be notified of proceedings so that they have the opportunity to join if they see fit.

The purpose of this communication is to ensure that you are notified in accordance with the Court’s instructions and to enable you to access information in order to join proceedings if you wish to do so.

If you would like any further information, please contact us at
Kind regards,
Rob Gold
General Manager, Operations

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