What collective agreements provide for PUM's

Secondary Teachers

10.4 Paid Union Meetings [s.26 Employment Relations Act 2000]

10.4.1 (a) The employer must allow every union member employed by the employer to attend at least 2 union meetings (each of a maximum of 2 hours' duration) in each calendar year after the calendar year 2000.

(b) The union must give the employer at least 14 days' notice of the date and time of any union meeting to be held.

(c) The union must make such arrangements with the employer as may be necessary to ensure that the school remains open for instruction during any union meeting, including, where appropriate, an arrangement for sufficient union members to remain available during the meeting to enable the school to remain open for instruction.

(d) Work must resume as soon as practicable after the meeting, but the employer is not obliged to pay any union member for a period longer than 2 hours in respect of any meeting.

(e) An employer must allow a union member employed by the employer to attend a union meeting under 10.4.1 on ordinary pay to the extent that the employee would otherwise be working for the employer during the meeting.

(f) For the purposes of 10.4.1(e) the union must:

(i) supply to the employer a list of members who attended the union meeting; and

(ii) advise the employer of the duration of the meeting.

Area Teachers

9.3 Paid Union Meetings [s.26 Employment Relations Act 2003]

9.3.1 The employer must allow every union member employed by the employer to attend at least two union meetings (each of a maximum of two hours' duration) in each calendar year.

9.3.2 The union must give the employer at least 14 days' notice of the date and time of any union meeting to be held.

9.3.3 The union must make such arrangements with the employer as may be necessary to ensure that the school remains open for instruction during any union meeting, including, where appropriate, an arrangement for sufficient union members to remain available during the meeting to enable the school to remain open for instruction.

9.3.4 Work must resume as soon as practicable after the meeting, but the employer is not obliged to pay any union member for a period longer than two hours in respect of any meeting.

9.3.5 An employer must allow a union member employed by the employer to attend a union meeting under 9.3.1 on ordinary pay to the extent that the employee would otherwise be working for the employer during the meeting. 

9.3.6 For the purposes of 9.3.5 the union must:

(i)  supply to the employer a list of members who attended the union meeting; and 
(ii) advise the employer of the duration of the meeting.

Primary Teachers

2.8 Paid Union Meetings

2.8.1 The employer must allow every union member employed by the employer to attend at least 2 union meetings (each of a maximum of 2 hours' duration) in each calendar year.

2.8.2 The union must give the employer at least 14 days' notice of the date and time of any union meeting to be held.

2.8.3 The union must make such arrangements with the employer as may be necessary to ensure that the school remains open for instruction during any union meeting, including, where appropriate, an arrangement for sufficient union members to remain available during the meeting to enable the school to remain open for instruction.

2.8.4 Work must resume as soon as practicable after the meeting, but the employer is not obliged to pay any union member for a period longer than 2 hours in respect of any meeting.

2.8.5 An employer must allow a union member employed by the employer to attend a union meeting under this clause on ordinary pay to the extent that the employee would otherwise be working for the employer during the meeting.

2.8.6 For the purposes of this clause the union must:

(i)  supply to the employer a list of members who attended the union meeting; and
(ii) advise the employer of the duration of the meeting.

Support Staff

7.8 Paid Union Meetings

The employer must allow every union member employed by the employer to attend at least 2 union meetings (each of a maximum of 2 hours' duration) in each calendar year.

The union must give the employer at least 14 days' notice of the date and time of any union meeting to be held.

The union must make such arrangements with the employer as may be necessary to ensure that the school remains open for instruction during any union meeting, including, where appropriate, an arrangement for sufficient union members to remain available during the meeting to enable the school to remain open for instruction.

Work must resume as soon as practicable after the meeting, but the employer is not obliged to pay any union member for a period longer than 2 hours in respect of any meeting.

An employer must allow a union member employed by the employer to attend a union meeting under 7.8 on ordinary pay to the extent that the employee would otherwise be working for the employer during the meeting.

For the purposes of 7.8 (e) the union must:

(i)  supply to the employer a list of members who attended the union meeting; and
(ii)  advise the employer of the duration of the meeting.

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