The EU has reached an agreement with AIS After the Commonwealth Government`s changes to the guarantee over-unemployment legislation, which delays the increase in superannuation until 2021, and the desire to secure a position in favour of multi-company agreements for NSW, AIS and IEU independent schools, they have been granted a position of approval. Independent schools are beginning to negotiate independent schools throughout the NSW and the ACT has recently published communications on workers` representation rights (NERRs). AIS launches negotiations The Association of Independent Schools has indicated to the Union that it is ready to negotiate a new enterprise agreement for NSW teachers and support and operations staff. Position for Negotiating Letters Letter to Representatives and Members of EU Secretary General John Quessy Second Negotiation Meeting with AIS The Union has now met twice with the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) to discuss our wage requirements and conditions for independent school staff for the first time on 19 May , then on June 4. NSW Independent Schools (Support and Operational Staff) MEA 2017 The multi-company agreement to assist staff at independent NSW schools, the Independent Schools NSW (Support and Operational Staff) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2017, was approved on 23 March 2017 and will therefore start on 30 March 2017. Christian Schools Enterprise Agreement The union has been negotiating since October 2017 with nsw Christian Schools. Click here for the pay scales. Salary Increases Support and operational staff receive a 2.5% pay increase for each MEA year. Some employees receive slightly higher increases – Levels 2 and 3 of maintenance and basic staff, and some child care staff classifications.
The UNION considers that the increase in wages is a good result for members in the current economic context of low inflation. BACKPAY The teacher-MEA expressly provides that the difference between the phrase MEA 2017 and the actual rate that the teacher actually receives during this period (i.e. the additional payment) must be paid as soon as possible after the start of the new MEA. Although support staff are not as specific, they indicate that the 2.5% salary increase will apply from February 1, 2017, and we hope that schools will not treat support staff with less generosity than teachers in terms of additional payment. ORDINARY HOURS AND SHIFT PENALTIES AIS Schools Revote On MEA More than 40 NSW schools are voting again on the AIS multi-company agreements because the school does not comply with the procedures prescribed by the Fair Work Act. Independent school agreements before the Commission The multi-company agreements (MEAs) that were voted on last year by teachers and support and operating staff in independent schools remain before the agreement of the Fair Labour Commission in Independent Schools The Union is currently negotiating with the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) new agreements that will be in force in about 200 independent schools in NSW and the ACT to replace contracts expiring in October this year. Letter: The AIS correspondence with IU Deputy Executive Director Michael Carr of the AIS sent a letter to the EIAE on 14 August out of its position on the proposal. Letter to Readers: Updating Independent School Representatives and Members – No agreement yet The Union indicated on 1 August that the IEU was unhappy with the proposed 2% increases in single payments (“OOPs”) in 2014 and a 2% increase in 2016. The Union thanks the members for their patience in waiting for the approval of the agreements. NewsExtra August: EU recommends a “no” vote to the AIS After months of negotiations, the IEU has not reached an agreement with the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) on the terms of the new multi-company agreements (MEAs) that would apply in NSW and ACT independent schools.
Following, the IEU`s request for the inclusion of new multi-company agreements in 2021 applies.