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). As members know, consult negotiations with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) on a new early childhood agreement (EEAS) your enterprise agreement to ensure that 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 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. The agreement also covers 3,000 new learning specialists, who represent leadership positions for highly qualified classroom practitioners, who will continue to spend much of their time in the classroom. This opens up a new career path that recognizes the importance of focusing on teaching and learning excellence. “Teachers, principals and support staff 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. 2020 is the year in which we will begin negotiations for a new agreement establishing your remuneration and terms. ELAA believes that the proposed VECTEA offers a balanced approach for teachers, educators and early childhood providers, according to a statement from the association, which states that the proposed agreement is now reached by the government with regard to adequate funding. The current agreement for school assistants came into force on April 3, 2019. The ACT Public Sector Education and Training Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement is the agreement under which teachers and school psychologists work.
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. 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.” For the first time in a generation, we have a proposal for an agreement that puts in place important measures for workload and contracts.
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