Members who require advice should generally not contact with the School Representative. Unlike some other unions we do not use our representatives in this way. If the issue relates to locally negotiated conditions, the first point of contact should be with the District Secretary. Most issues (especially disciplinary issues and grievance) require that contact is made with the General Secretary. The School Representative may advise on school based arrangements e.g. the Working Time Agreement.
Personal effects insurance scheme: limited insurance cover is available against theft, loss or damage of members' personal effects whilst engaged in professional duties;
Malicious damage to motor vehicles: limited insurance cover is provided against damage through malicious intent to members' vehicles while undertaking professional duties (note: accidental damage/loss in the pursuance of theft is not covered);
Discounted general insurance services: The Association has obtained the services of an insurance brokerage which offers to provide members with a full service on all aspects of personal insurance, particularly household and motor insurance. Direct discounts through SSTA agencies are also available;
Travel insurance: an extremely competitive rate has been negotiated with a leading broker which allows a member and family to travel both nationally and internationally for minimal cost;
Life assurance, savings, investments, pensions, etc.: by special arrangement a full range of financial services is provided for members by a leading company of independent financial advisers.
Benevolent fund: The Association maintains a Benevolent Fund which is used to assist members or their families in case of need.
These courses are offered exclusively by the SSTA every year. The Courses are designed for members who are approaching retirement. This course covers; investment, state benefits, superannuation, the need for planning, taxation in retirement. For information on the current courses running click here