No no. You can use sick leave while you are pregnant and working, but once you have taken your maternity leave, you cannot take sick leave because you are on vacation with a salary. The same applies to all other situations of unpaid leave. A person on long-term sick leave moves on sick leave and returns to sick leave after the end of the leave. For this reason, a year of illness is 266 days. Indeed, the school year is 380 half-days or 38 weeks, the rest being public holidays and statutory holidays. Thus, 38 weeks multiplied by 7 days gives 266 days. Note: A teacher who receives the Kahui Ako (inter-community) teacher`s allowance may, in the last year of his term of office, apply for full refreshment leave to be taken in the following school year. Normally, you do not need a medical certificate for up to five days. After five days, you must present a medical certificate, but if there are good reasons why you cannot obtain a medical certificate of sick leave for a period of six to fourteen days, you may be able to satisfy your employer with other evidence. An employer may apply for a medical certificate or other satisfactory evidence for less than five days if it deems it justified. 6.9.1 Subject to the express authorization of this Agreement (including the teacher in professional courses and external training), the duration of the trip may be granted with a salary of up to seven days (without public holidays) under the following conditions: a teacher may benefit from one day of paid leave per year, plus the following travel period covered at point 6.9 for subsequent occasions.
Full-time and temporary teachers in groups 1 and 2 may be granted leave for family special occasions and other occasions, such as permanent teachers. Note: The presentation of a medical certificate or other certificate of illness may be required in the event of leave granted in accordance with clauses 6.5.2, 6.5.3 and 6.5.4. The following advice is an excerpt from “resignation, death and medical retirement” published in PPTA News February 2013. Alice had many health problems, obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes, etc. In mid-December of a year, her family doctor sent her to a specialist who diagnosed cancer and that the cancer could progress quickly. Her field agent suggested that she seriously consider medical retirement under THE conditions of the STCA, but Alice delayed any decision because she did not think the cancer could progress quickly. She died in mid-January. While there was a right to the full grant because she had more than 20 years of service, he was no longer entitled to her medical retirement, because you cannot retire when you are dead. Compare that to Jonathan, who also had cancer, and he was expected to move quickly and be fatal.
Jonathan and his family contacted a PPTA field officer in early January, when death was imminent. With the help of Jonathan`s school principal, the forms were filled out and sent to the Ministry of Education, accompanied by a medical certificate, to say that his condition was incurable. Jonathan died a few days later, but the medical retreat was over, so there was a entitlement to 23 weeks` salary under section 1.8 a) of the STCA because he had exhausted his sick leave and had 3 years of service.