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Advice needed on doing additional contact time.

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by smithfam, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. I have a part time permanent instructors contract. My hours of work are 15.6 per week. Uptil this year this has meant 10 hours contact time and 2 hours PPA time. My timetable this year now includes 30 minutes tutoring per week. I have three questions:-
    1. Should I be paid extra for this additional contact time?
    2. Could I be required to do any more contact time with my current contract?
    3. If I am not entitled to extra pay could I ask to have my contract reduced so I dont have to do the tutoring?
    Any help very gratefully received!
     
  2. littlerussell

    littlerussell New commenter

    I'm confused.
    The post above reads as though:
    * You are paid for 15.6 hours a week
    * You used to work 12 hours a week
    * You get 2 hours PPA, when you are entitled to 1.2 hours
    * You are now being asked to work 12.5 hours a week, and are still maintaining more PPA than you are entitled to.
    Sounds like you are on a pretty good deal to me. What are the other 3.1 hours you are paid for? Apologies if I am reading this wrongly, but on a 15.6 hour contract, you could have up to 14.1 hours contact time (15.6 hours is approx 14.1 hours teaching + 1.41 hours PPA).
     
  3. I am no expert, but I wonder how your "hours of work" are calculated? and whether a concept of being a bit "under hours" in previous years might have occurred.
    I'm part time in a college, but my hours are expressed as a percentage of a full timer... and therefore I am expected to do the appropriate percentage of a full timers contact time... Sometimes people are "lucky" and have a bit less contact time than they should officially get (as do some full timers) - but in another year they might be given more work to do - taking them closer but not over their percentage,
    This probably doesn't help you at all. Sorry.
    Liz
     
  4. If you are employed as an instructor, then I think you are lucky to get PPA time at all.
     

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