Caretakers' and Caretaker Supervisors' pay changes will come into effect as of 8 May 2018

Greetings,

On 8 May 2018 Caretakers' paid under the Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement (including those on the latest IEAs) will have their pay grades and steps automatically updated in line with the new Caretaker Scales.

These automatic changes will display in the first draft SUE report of PP2903, on 3 May 2018.

Examples of a Caretakers translation:

Step One: First identify the step equivalent to or closest above the employee's pre-translation rate on the applicable translated scale.

Pre-Translation rate is the combination of the employee's base salary, together with any of the following allowances: Service pay cl.4.1 and/or ITO Qualification Payment cl 4.9

Step Two: Identify the next step on the translated scale. This is the employee's translated step and applicable remuneration.

This translates as follows:

1. Shirley is a part-time Grade 2 caretaker (PTCG2) on $18.24 per hour. Shirley is also currently being paid a qualification Level 2 allowance worth $0.30 per hour.

Pre-translation rate: $18.54
Equivalent step on the new scale: Step 15- $18.55
Next step above and Shirley's new Step and remuneration: Step 16- $18.64

2. Graham is a full-time Grade 1 caretaker in charge of 3 workers (CTG1A) on $17.08 per hour.
Graham is also currently being paid a 5 year service allowance worth $0.26 per hour.

Pre-translation rate: $17.34
Equivalent step on the new Supervisor's scale: Step 10- $17.37
Next step above and Graham's new Step and remuneration: Step 11- $17.48

3. Paul is a Grade 2 caretaker (CTG1) on $16.82 per hour.

Pre-translation rate: $16.82
Equivalent step on the new scale: Step 4- $16.87
Next step above and Paul's new Step and remuneration: Step 5- $16.95

NB: At this stage the Cleaners and Canteen workers translation is on hold while NZSTA work through the impact of the minimum wage increase on the new scale.

For more information on the merged pay scale, please see Appendix D of the Collective Agreement or contact NZSTA.