Professional development: OT will not agree to 20 hours annual professional development for manager. They believe what OT offers currently, (LOTW, workshops on End of Year Performance, essential Leadership Conversations, Guide to a Career Korero, Guide to a Great 1:1 Korero, Guide to a Performance Korero, Korero Mai drop in Sessions, Performance Development Resources), are adequate.
OT notes it was because most of our managers are registered social workers, that led to PSC endorsement of the remuneration framework. 20 hours PD a year is the regulator’s minimum requirement, and this is all we have asked for. The proposed transformation of OT will need to be facilitated by managers, and would have thought the Ministry would provide as much PD as was needed, to achieve transformation.
Cultural (Te Ao Maori, Tikanga, Te Reo) training: OT will not agree as they intend to deliver this internally.
Bargaining position: The leadership training offered is not comprehensive, does not recognise individual learning and development need, and does not promote intentional and deliberate development of leadership in OT. We propose a development fund for OT members to promote diversity in leadership training, and support the kawa of members and OT.
Tikanga and Te Reo recognition: No recognition of this, OT hold the leadership should be doing this as part of business as usual.
Bargaining position: Agree it should be business as usual, however our members tell us it isn’t, and is not likely to be for some time. In the interim Cultural Leadership is falling onto Māori members without recognition. We want to see the comparable recognition of Tikanga and Te Reo in this collective as in the General Collective, and in comparable collectives across the Public Services. If OT wants it business as usual why would they oppose the specificity of a clause in a collective agreement?
Eye Care and Health Benefit: OT will not agree to inclusion of this into the collective as it is already a universally applied policy.
Bargaining position: Reflection of a universal benefit in a collective should not be an issue