Victorian Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement

Our colleagues in Queensland Catholic schools have been threatened by their employers with permanent lockouts of their jobs in response to their current cycle of conflict. Minister Mark Northam expressed the union`s support for our Queensland colleagues, 7,000 of whom face the unprecedented risk of being excluded from their schools if negotiations on the deal escalate. The EUI has written to school heads and heads of schools in independent schools who are involved in the ongoing negotiations on multi-company agreements with the AIS. The letter addresses the unclear assertions of the principals that there is no delay in the negotiations and that negotiations are still ongoing. Here are the schools where the ACS will hold protected action votes at the school on the dates and times indicated. Independent schools throughout NSW and the ACT recently published Notices of Employee Representation Rights (NERRs). This is the first step that employers must legally take before the start of negotiations on new multi-company agreements (MEAS). Teachers and staff at NSW and ACT Catholic systemic schools will vote in early November on their new NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 (EA), most likely from Monday, November 9 to Friday, November 13. More than 50 European Union members working in the Catholic school office in the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle stopped work on Wednesday to demand that they remain covered by their union-brokered company agreement and not be converted to individual contracts as part of an administrative restructuring. The Catholic Industrial Relations Commission (CCER) wrote to the union on June 1 with its position on new company agreements (EAs) for teachers and support staff in about thirty independent Catholic schools covered by model B and model C multi-company agreements. As you know, the current EAs expired at the end of 2019.

The EU wants to raise wages and strengthen regulation in order to cope with the increasing pressure exerted by members on the workload as part of our demand during the ongoing round of negotiations between companies. The union has been informed that schools will hold a vote of MEA-covered workers in the first week of March. In order for the MEA to be authorized to the Fair Work Commission, a majority of voters must vote in favour of the MEA. After extensive negotiations, the union recommended that members vote “YES” in the MEA vote, due to the offer of significant wage increases and other improvements. The new systemic Catholic schools that the EA affirms will be released this week for discussion in chapter meetings. A team of researchers from La Trobe University is conducting a research project to better understand the prevalence and outcomes of bullying and harassment among students and parents` teachers in schools on Australia`s east coast. Congratulations to the thousands of members of the Catholic systemic schools who voted in favor of a new corporate agreement. . .

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