BARGAINING FOR SCHOOL ASSISTANTS AND CIT TEACHERS
We continue to bargain the common clauses for our CIT teachers and school assistants. The common terms impact union members across the ACTPS and may influence the bargaining parameters for school teachers and psychologists next year. It is vital that we work with other unions to negotiate the best possible common clauses. This is where we negotiate issues such as superannuation, pay rises and leave. Once the common clauses are finalised, we will commence stream negotiations for CIT teachers and school assistants. Currently, we are negotiating the conduct clause for preliminary assessments and investigations. We're bargaining to ensure that you are protected in your workplace, that bullying and harassment are properly dealt with, and that you are guaranteed
procedural fairness if you make a complaint or are under investigation. We have also begun negotiating for our pay rise and superannuation. Our logs of claim state that we want a 4% pay rise per annum and superannuation clauses included in the EAs. In 2006, the ACT Government cut the superannuation rate from over 15% to the legal minimum for all new employees. This has come at the cost of a secure retirement and was only possible because the superannuation rate was not in our EAs. The outcomes of the pay and superannuation claims will be key in determining what action our union takes next. These discussions, however, are still in their infancy, and we are not close to achieving an outcome.
KEEPING TRACK OF THE 2016 ELECTION COMMITMENTS
HIRING FIVE PSYCHOLOGISTS IN 2017 (OUT OF THE 20 PROMISED)
FOUR MORE YEARS OF RESOURCES (APPROX. 60 FULLTIME SCHOOL ASSISTANTS EVERY YEAR) FULLY FUNDED IN THE 2017 ACT BUDGET
SOME MONEY ALLOCATED IN THE 2017 ACT BUDGET. A SMALL PORTION OF PROJECTS FOCUS ON CLASSROOM HEATING & COOLING.
AEU ACT BRANCH