The terms of employment for which THE PPTA members fought are defined in our collective agreements. Your collective agreement guarantees you your salary and conditions. As a support organization for secondary principals, SPANZ has continually responded to legislative and systemic changes to deliver the best to its members. The creation of the SPANZ union in 2008 is just one example and was a direct response to the Labour Relations Act, which restricts collective bargaining to registered unions. The votes in favour of ratifying the agreement were 65%, a difference from their main colleagues who, earlier this week, had voted «by an overwhelming majority» in favour of the agreement. Union members voted separately on the tripartite agreement and their comparative package – part of the $1.47 billion offer for the primary and secondary sectors over four years. This decision was made by the PPTA with vitriol, the ministry and NZSTA being very interested, if not a little anxious spectators, in this process. Instead of being a divisive step for the contractors, which was the line adopted by the opponents, the leaders of spanZ saw development as a positive opportunity to strengthen the voice of all secondary principles. Education Minister Iona Holsted said the ministry is also looking forward to working with the PPTA to advance the agreement and address the sector`s complex problems. If no general legal advice is available on industrial or employment issues, this is the domain of SPANZ Legal Endeavour to collaborate with the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) and the NZ Secondary Principals` Council (NZSPC) of the PPTA. The rectors, who were not members of the PPTA, therefore had no voice at the negotiating table and sent a strong message to the executive at the 2007 general meeting to «advance the registration process as a union». Appoint the legal representative of SPANZ, at least two members of spanZ-Union and anyone else they deem to be correct with the necessary industrial and negotiation skills. This vision became a reality with the first joint negotiations in 2010 and the comparisons that followed.

PPTA President Jack Boyle said teachers wanted the agreement to deliver on its promises to manage welfare and work issues quickly. Although there was a strong vote in favour of the adoption of the agreement, the votes in favour of the conclusion of the treaty were weak. «I look forward to continuing our work with the teaching profession to advance the educational agenda,» he said. The advantages of a SPANZ union are that you have a voice in the collective bargaining of the second leaders and that you receive technical assistance with respect to your terms of employment. Negotiating with the Department of Education on the High School Principals` Collective Agreement «I heard members talk about their passion for the profession and their concerns that the offer was not the step forward they expected.