It enables the real problems of practice to be brought to the fore and an energetic challenge to conventions that need urgent change in the modern workplace.
PPCB is singularly focused on Collective Bargaining. While advice about the terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement will be available through PPCB, it is not intended to give other legal or industrial advice to members.
Should employment related legal advice and support be required, members have the option of subscribing to the Principals’ Advice and Support Scheme Limited (PASL).
This legal insurance scheme is wholly owned by NZPF and does an outstanding job providing a comprehensive employment related legal hotline and legal cover of up to $25,000 in instances where a principal requires legal advice, support, and representation in the workplace. Common questions to the legal hotline relate to difficulties experienced with a Board of Trustees, or complaints against a principal from parents or staff. Subscribing to PASL means that principals have immediate access to the highest quality legal advice and assistance, should that be required.
While it is optional to subscribe to PASL, the fee to join PPCB is deliberately set at a low rate. This makes subscription to both PASL and PPCB affordable. By subscribing to both entities, principals set themselves up across a suite of services to be well represented in the terms and conditions of their employment and well supported in managing the risks associated with their employment.
The Primary Principals’ Collective Bargaining (PPCB) will offer a genuine step-change in the workplace conditions of principals’ employment.
This is a watershed moment for primary principals.
I invite you to join this exciting new entity and work in a genuine grassroots membership driven community to win better conditions for principals.
Mā te Tumuaki, mō te Tumuaki!