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OCCUPATION SPECIFIC DISPENSATION FOR EDUCATORS: ELRC COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT 1 OF 2008 – 3 APRIL 2008 PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ENSURING.

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1 OCCUPATION SPECIFIC DISPENSATION FOR EDUCATORS: ELRC COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT 1 OF 2008 – 3 APRIL 2008 PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ENSURING EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT LABOUR RELATIONS AND IMPROVED CONDITIONS OF SERVICE FOR EDUCATORS THROUGH OSD

2 2 CONTENT OF PRESENTATION Legislative framework What is OSD Translation measures What does OSD for educators provide How does the salary structure work Progression on salary scales Other recognition for salary purposes What are the occupational groups now New Issues addressed Exclusions Translation tables Minimum & Maximum salary ELRC Collective agreement 2 of 2008 Implementation of OSD

3 3 LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK ELRC Collective agreement 1 of 2008 was signed on 3 April 2008 The agreement gives effect to paragraph 4 of PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2007 which gives effect to sectoral bargaining on OSD The objectives as provided in paragraph 1 of the PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2007 ELRC Collective agreement 2 of 2008 gives effect to the process matters of OSD

4 4 WHAT IS OSD? The development and implementation of a customised remuneration dispensation for educators It ensures a fair, equitable & competitive remuneration structure for identified categories of employees. Remuneration structure will provide for longer salary bands & substantial overlapping between salary levels to facilitate adequate salary progression to employees who choose to remain in the classroom instead of moving into managerial posts It allows the department to address the challenges of attracting & retaining educators in Education.

5 5 Translation measures are based on the following principles No person will get less than what was received on 31 December 2007 To adjust upwards the salaries of educators by 4% based on salary notches as on 1 July 2007 After 4% salaries of educators will be translated to the translation table Minimum adjustment & translation will not be less than 4% and the maximum will 9.9% Translation for school based educators & office based educators will be backdated to 1 January 2008 Translation for EMS (Education Management Service) office based and school based to a flexible remuneration package

6 6 WHAT DOES OSD FOR EDUCATORS PROVIDE? Salary/remuneration structure, including number of notches and percentages between notches Frequency of pay progression Accelerated progression & improvement in other conditions of service Career pathing Priorities & implementation dates Translation measures Required level of performance with a view to attracting & retaining educator professionals in the public education sector

7 7 HOW DOES THE SALARY STRUCTURE WORK? A two yearly pay progression based on “satisfactory” performance is applied with a 1% difference between each notch Grade progression is not provided for, but accelerated salary progression is provided for all educators as from 1 July 2011 There is a flexible remuneration package for Education Management Services (EMS) There is a minimum & maximum salary for each job title for educators

8 8 PROGRESSION ON SALARY SCALES Pay progression is done every 24 months when educator has maintained a “satisfactory” level of performance according to IQMS (Integrated Quality Management System) and has not reached maximum of salary scale. This equals 3% (3 notches). First payment in July Evaluation to be certified at school level by SDT. Accelerated pay progression is done every 24 months when educator maintains “good” performance. This equals 3% (3 notches) or 6% (6 notches) if performance is “outstanding”. Subject to external evaluation. First payment in July 2011.

9 9 OTHER RECOGNITION FOR SALARY PURPOSES Relevant experience on appointment from outside the Public Education Sector Existing measures still apply o Promotion/Upgrading When promoted/upgraded to higher position & on the same level or higher salary notch than new position, educator will gain 6 notches Educator in one teacher-school acting as principal will gain 6 notches while appointed in post

10 10 OTHER RECOGNITION FOR SALARY PURPOSES continued Salary after break in service Dealt with in accordance to existing principles. Once the salary has been determined it will be translated in terms of this agreement o Acting allowances Existing provisions will be used. In cases where acting person’s salary exceeds or is equal the commencing notch of the higher post – 6 notches given

11 11 WHAT ARE THE OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS NOW? School Based Educators (A) 3 streams for career pathing 1)General classroom 2)Specialist educator 3)School based management

12 12 FURTHER BROKEN DOWN INTO : 1)General classroom educators Teacher Intern New entrant Teacher M+4 from 2 nd year of employment Teacher M+3 Teacher M+1 and 2 Senior & Master teacher

13 13 FURTHER BROKEN DOWN INTO continued: 2)Specialist Educator (School based) Teaching & Learning Specialist (TLS) - 10 years exp/ REQV 15/ outstanding performance Senior Teaching & Learning Specialist (STLS) - 15 years exp/ REQV 16/ outstanding performance

14 14 FURTHER BROKEN DOWN INTO continued: School Based Management, including Education Management Services (EMS) School Based Management consists of : Head of Department Deputy Principal (part of EMS) Principal (P1-P5 based on grading of school) (part of EMS) EMS members to sign a performance agreement

15 15 WHAT ARE THE OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS NOW? continued Office Based Educators (B) 2 streams for career pathing 1)Specialists 2)Management

16 16 FURTHER BROKEN DOWN INTO : 1)Specialists Education Specialist Senior Education Specialist Deputy Chief Education Specialist Chief Education Specialist o 2) Management Education Institution Manager –EIM (Circuit Manager = C1, C2, C3) Head of District (not dealt with in the agreement)

17 NEW ISSUES ADDRESSED External moderation will be used for all cases where educators are assessed on the level of “good” & “outstanding” for accelerated progression and teaching specialist post appointments. Learner performance will form part of the assessment of educators Portfolio of evidence including learner performance kept by all educators. Managerial competency, curricular competency & improvement of qualifications will be the basis for the new requirements for appointments, upgrading and promotions By 2013 : all teachers up skill/upgrade qualification to REQV 14.

18 EXCLUSIONS ELRC Collective Agreement 1 of 2008 does not cater for following categories: Psychologists, Therapists & Counsellors. ABET educators Educators in the FET sector

19 2007 Salary Structure 2008 OSD Salary Structure Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Minimum Salary Maximum Salary for Satisfactory Extended maximum General Classroom Teacher Teacher M+1/M ,56549,98080,58084,684 Teacher Intern 85,536 Teacher M+385,536156,936195,336 New Entrant 115,284 Teacher M ,600215,772263,280 Senior Teacher (M+3) ,892158,508195,336 Master Teacher (M+3) ,308195,336 Senior Teacher (M+4) 137, ,280 Master Teacher (M+4) 163, ,280 Teaching and Learning specialist 168, ,616 Senior Teaching and learning specialist 189,588347,868395,904 TRANSLATION MINIMUM/MAXIMUM

20 Management (school- based) Head of Department ,924265,920365,616 Deputy Principal ,352318,072395,904 Principal P ,924265,920314,928 Principal P ,352318,072365,616 Principal P ,348380,460420,264 Principal P ,732432,996 Principal P ,676432,996446, Salary Structure 2008 OSD Salary Structure Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Minimum Salary Maximum Salary for Satisfactory Extended maximum

21 TRANSLATION MINIMUM/MAXIMUM 2007 Salary Structure 2008 OSD Salary Structure Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Minimum Salary Maximum Salary for Satisfactory Extended maximum Specialist (Office-based) Education Specialist ,924265,920365,616 Senior Education Specialist ,352318,072395,904 Deputy Chief Education Specialist ,281213,636391,992420,264 Chief Education Specialist278,127322,902287,952446,124 Circuit Manager C1 213,636391,992420,264 Circuit Manager C2 287,952432,996 Circuit Manager C3 334,296446,124

22 ELRC Collective Agreement 2 of 2008 The employer and Labour agreed to subject certain issues to a process These include among other things, establishing a Task Team (In terms of the ELRC Collective Agreement Nr 2 of 2008) The Task Team will be constituted of ten (10) members – 5 from the employer 3 from CTU “SADTU” 2 from CTU “SAOU”

23 ELRC Collective Agreement 2 of 2008 continued Other issues for investigation by the Task Team: EMS issue (conversion to flexible package) Requirements for appointment as a Learning Teaching Specialist, Senior Learning & Teaching Specialist Teacher assessment (Learner Assessment as part of IQMS) Impact of OSD on PAM in general The ELRC to investigate the possibility of a study visit to research relevant salary structures of other countries The research must be completed by June 2008 o The ELRC to investigate the methodology of teacher training & development by September 2008.

24 IMPLEMENTATION OF OSD FOR EDUCATORS PERSAL to do programmatic salary adjustments Salary History of Educators will be verified as part of the process to correct salary positions where there was non- implementation of signed Agreements. A joint management plan is to be finalized. All other process matters – finalized by 30 June 2008

25 THANK YOU END


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