Jon asks his union, the Post Primary Teachers` Association, to review the collective agreement and offer a letter with him. You immediately notice that it is outdated – a new collective agreement is in effect. Jon explains to the manager why he will not sign the letter of offer and points out that the salary increases have increased. Changes in labor law mean that employers can no longer offer zero-hour contracts. Find out more about working hours (external link) on the Employment New Zealand website. A collective employment contract ends on the expiry date specified in the contract or when the event specified in the agreement occurs or three years after the start of the contract, whichever comes first. Each employee must have a written employment contract. Jon, a science teacher, is offered a permanent job at a school near Cromwell. He tells the acting director that he wants to review the collective agreement before signing his letter of offer. The customer agrees.
Employers are required to keep a copy of the employment contract (or currently signed terms and conditions of employment). The employer must comply with a “planned agreement” even if the employee has not signed it. Employees are entitled to a copy of their agreement upon request. A collective labour agreement must be in writing and signed by each union and employer party to the contract. At the end of the 30-day period, the employee and the employer are free to negotiate and agree on different terms in the individual employment contract if the employee has not become a member of the union. Good working conditions start with a good recruitment process, so that employees and employers have the same expectations when it comes to roles and working conditions. Each job must have a written employment contract that includes information such as job description, rate of pay, and hours. During the first 30 days, new employees must be hired under the terms of a collective agreement, provided that there is a collective agreement […].