ARTICLE A1 - SALARY
Teachers are paid an annual salary based on the academic year in accordance with verified qualifications and teaching experience.
Annual salary is calculated on the basis of a teacher working 195 days over a ten month period.
The 195 days include:
|(b)||five Professional Development days;|
up to 2.5 days which the Superintendent may designate for Administrative days, In-service Training, or Parent-Teacher days.
|(d)||two days for cultural orientation offered by the employer.|
The number of sessional days, Professional Improvement Days, Administrative days and In-service Training days may not exceed 195.
A teacher required by the Employer to report for duty for more than 195 school days will be paid their Daily Rate of Pay.
New teachers and transferring employees who report for an orientation conducted by the Employer before the start of the academic year will be paid their Daily Rate of Pay each day of the orientation they attend.
|A1.03||Teachers are paid in accordance with the Employer’s bi-weekly pay system.|
Where pay advices are distributed to employees at their place of work, they shall first have been placed in envelopes and sealed.
|A1.05||A part-time teacher will be paid in accordance with verified qualifications and teaching experience as shown in Appendix "C". The amount will be pro-rated according to time actually spent on duty.|
A teacher who does not have the minimum qualifications specified for Category 1 of the salary schedule will be paid at the minimum rate of Category A.
No employee will lose salary because of an appointment to a position in a community where a revised academic year is in effect.
|A1.08||(1)||Substitute teachers will be paid the daily rate of the Substitute Teacher Salary Grid in Appendix D in accordance with their qualifications and teaching experience.|
|a)||Level 1: Less than a post secondary degree.|
|b)||Level 2: University degree but not in education.|
|c)||Level 3: Education degree.|
Step 1: Less than 1 year of teaching experience.
Step 2: 1 but less than 3 years of teaching experience.
Step 3: Over 3 years teaching experience.
For the purposes of A1.08(3), teaching experience is the same as outlined in A3.01(1) (a) through (d).
|(4)||Before appointment to the staff of the Government of the Northwest Territories, the substitute teacher submits proof of qualifications, for certification purposes, to the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. The TQS will decide appeals of placement on the Substitute Teacher Salary grid.|
Substitute teachers who only work a partial day will be paid one half their daily rate of pay.
If retroactive deductions are necessary, no continuing employee will have over 10% of gross earnings deducted per pay period.
Where deductions for salary recoveries are required, the employee will be provided with a written explanation of the deductions one pay period prior to the pay period in which the recoveries are initiated.
|(3)||Teachers who do not receive a pay cheque on their normal pay day, will receive a salary advance equal to their regular net pay in lieu of the pay cheque. The salary advance will be received on the teachers normal pay day.|