Five helpful tips: What to look for in your status report on your working hours
The working hours agreement includes a requirement that the school must provide a report on your working hours every three months, the first being at the end of October 2022. Here are some helpful tips on what to look for in the report on your working hours
Five helpful tips: What to look for in the your status report:
- If you have not received a status report: If you have not already received a status report, contact your trade union representative and ask them to find out when it will be provided. If you do not have a trade union representative, contact the school’s administration and ask when you can expect to receive one. If you are not comfortable with contacting the school’s administration, you can contact FSL’s secretariat at email@example.com.
- If the status report is incomplete: If your status report only includes a total figure for your working hours in the period, you or your trade union representative should ask for a report that shows the calculation of hours for each individual day. This is essential to your ability to determine whether and how the school’s calculation of your working hours differs from the hours you believe that you have worked. If you do not have a trade union representative, you can contact FSL’s secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you believe that the status report is incorrect: Have a talk with your school administrator about the areas where you believe that your working hours differ from what is shown in the report. If you have a trade union representative, it may be a good idea to speak with them first.
- If you have any questions: Remember that you can always get help from FSL if you have questions about your working hours and/or your status report.
- And REMEMBER: Get a printout or take a picture of the status report. This ensures that you can always refer back to the specific calculation, even after the completion of the school year.
Why the status report is important
- It enables you to see whether you and the school agree on how many hours you have worked.
- It improves your ability to correct any errors in the school’s calculation, as you can better remember how much you actually worked.
- If your status report shows that you have worked more or fewer hours than were planned for you in the period, it can serve as the basis for dialogue with the school administration.
- It gives you peace of mind regarding your working hours. You get an overview that shows whether your hours match the planned schedule, and you can track whether your working hours during the period are in line with your total working hours for the full school year.
- The status report is important because you have a right to it. It is a requirement in the collective agreement that can only be waived through a local agreement with the school.