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. For the first time in a generation, we have a proposal for an agreement that puts in place important measures for workload and contracts. What are the pay rises in this agreement? We were able to obtain an increase of 3.25% for teachers and es as an increase in tutors in 2017, then 3.25% in total (paid at 1.5% and 1.75% in half-yearly instalments). The current agreement for school assistants came into force on April 3, 2019. The agreement was adopted with 87.5% yes in the choice of workers. 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. The highlights of the 2016 negotiations the last time the agreement was reached, as found by the AEU, included an annual salary increase of 3 per cent, 15 days off for co-educators and pay parity with teachers at the higher level of early childhood teachers (representing an additional 13 per cent) and pay parity with teachers at the lower level of early childhood teachers (equivalent to 8 additional per cent). The Fair Labour Commission has approved the Australian Education Union`s new enterprise agreement for public school staff, with new conditions coming into force from 22 August. Meredith Peace, president of the Australian Education Union of the Victorian Branch, said the agreement provides the necessary discharge for school staff, who are stuck in an inappropriate overtime cycle. In recent discussions, the ELAA stated that the proposed agreement “focuses on quality outcomes for the early childhood sector, improving the salaries and conditions of teachers and educators and giving employers greater capacity to manage their workforce.” The VECTEA agreement is an important enterprise agreement that governs the sector sector of the Victorian community. The agreement provides for pay increases of 3.25% for teachers and support staff and 4% for principals per year, payments for network managers, new consultation rules and the commitment that the AEU and the government continue to work together to address persistent workload problems. Teachers, principals and facilitators told us loud and clear that this agreement must address key issues such as workload, salaries and contracts.
When teachers work unreasonable hours, it is the students who miss it. Teachers work an average of 53 hours per week and headteachers 60 hours per week; 15 hours of unpaid overtime. The union says the ministry`s instructions are aimed at implementing a new performance and development process, in violation of clause 13, paragraph 3, of the agreement. How long does the agreement last? The agreement is valid for four (4) years and expires on April 1, 2017 with a nominal expiry date April 30, 2021. “This is a great asset for schools. We negotiated an agreement that recognizes our members for their contribution to the lives of children, their school communities and society,” Peace said. “This agreement means that teachers have four extra days per year to focus on their core teaching and learning work – for planning, preparing, evaluating and collaborating on the curriculum.