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Swedish derogation

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Bordo1, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Hey guys

    Could someone please shed some light on this issue. Does it affect you pay-wise if you are M1 and negotiate a higher daily rate than you would normally be entitled to? It seems that it doesn't as one would already getting more than their basic entitlement before and after the 12 weeks period but what are the other disadvantages of signing the SD?
  2. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    It would depend on what daily rate the agency is offering. Most unions would advise against signing as it means you can never have a rise. If you take a long term placement, you will be stuck on the basic pay rate even though you would be doing more work.

    There are only 195 teaching days in the school year, so calculate what your maximum annual income could be based on the daily rate offered. Bear in mind, the agency can lower that rate if they want. If you are on AWR, they can't.
  3. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    There is no advantage for the employee in signing a SD contract. If you do so you might find yourself tied to that agency, unable to work for others and unable to refuse any placements offered. Don't sign one and find another agency if you get any objections.

    AWR is a minefield and often doesn't apply. An agency will claim that you are on their payrole (which you are) and paid according to their pay scale. But if you are on a longer term placement you can ask the agency for a higher rate (which often they will agree to rather then lose the job to a competitor).

    The TPS has now largely gone out of the window since academies (rather like agencies) can set their own scale and not obligled to match any pay you might have had on a previous post. You are therefore able to negotiate any rate you can.

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