The ministry is entering into negotiations for a new enterprise agreement covering nurses in the Primary and Secondary Program under the 2016 Department of Education and Training. Last November, Catholic school employers announced that they would agree, as part of a comprehensive package, to align teacher pay increases in government schools nsw and ACT, but did not agree at the time to agree on the additional increases that support staff received in NSW public schools in July 2019. The new agreement provides that teachers in the ACT`s public school system are better paid, better supported and have access to better training than ever before. Within the Directorate of Education, we are committed to helping our teachers deliver quality education and learning in all public schools. We know that highly qualified and well-supported teachers and principals are the key to improving outcomes for our students. The NSW government should pass special laws to block these wage increases, and perhaps not The support of Parliament to do so. There is no proposal to freeze the salaries of teachers in ACT government schools. The union is very concerned about the stalled negotiations. For decades, Catholic schools have paid teachers in Catholic schools in the same way as public school teachers (pay parity – no more and no less). A similar approach has been adopted with respect to support staff. Finally, Catholic schools receive funding based on the cost of raising a child in a public school, so that pay and conditions should reflect schools with a cost.
In January 2020, a salary increase was due for NSW teachers and support staff and headteachers, both in NSW and the ACT. For ACT teachers, an increase will be due from July 2020. Additional salary increases will also be made in 2021 as part of the ACT Government School Teachers Enterprise Agreement and as part of awards for employees of government schools nsw. The new agreement has a number of benefits for ACT teachers and headteachers, such as. B: Dioceses have moved away from discussions on workload management, negotiations on wage increases and enterprise agreements. Check your business agreement to make sure you know your rights and rights. If you can`t find what you need to know, you can check out our fact sheets or ask a question here. Our school assistants work as part of the ACT Public Sector Administrative and Related Classifications Enterprise Agreement. It is a formal, legally enforceable agreement that we regularly enter into with the ACT government and defines wages, allowances, leave, workload and much more. On 31 July 2020, the workers concerned received a communication on the rights of workers` representation with regard to the proposed Department of Education and Training (2020).
Communication is a formal requirement under the Fair Work Act 2009 and specifies the right of workers to be represented by a bargaining representative in relation to the proposed agreement. However, at the end of April, the Catholic Labour Relations Board (CCER) wrote to the union to suspend negotiations on enterprise agreements until week 7 (from 9 June).