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Joint Meeting VIEU Councils 16 May 2008. 2007 Survey - Priority Issues. For teachers and deputy principals Protection of existing conditions Wages Protection of school holidays Class sizes Class time Security for fixed term employment Genuine career paths

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2007 survey priority issues
2007 Survey - Priority Issues

For teachers and deputy principals

  • Protection of existing conditions

  • Wages

  • Protection of school holidays

  • Class sizes

  • Class time

  • Security for fixed term employment

  • Genuine career paths

  • Protection of existing conditions


Priority issues continued
Priority issues continued

For Principals

  • Salary equity with VGS

  • Appropriate relativities

  • Strengthening contract provisions – notice and contract renewal

    For SOs and SSOs

  • Protection of existing conditions

  • Wages

  • Improvements to the classification structure


Government sector outcome source aeu bulletin
Government Sector OutcomeSource AEU Bulletin

  • Top of the teacher scale $75,500

  • Highest top rate in the country

  • Graduate teachers at $51,571

  • Highest entry point in the country

  • $1000,$1500 and $2000 bonuses for most teachers and principals.

  • Pay increases between 5.2% and 11.5% per year

  • Effective date 11 May – pending ratification by AEU

  • No loss of holidays, no loss of pupil free days

  • No increase in scheduled class time limits.


Parity
Parity

  • Since 1997 we have had the same increases from the same date as our government sector colleagues on the scale.

  • The operative date is as important as the quantum.

  • No matter how long this agreement takes to reach, we expect the operative date to be the same.


Headcount of teachers at each level

1-1 647

1-2 693

1-3 660

1-4 631

1-5 693

1-6 719

1-7 794

1-8 601

1-9 601

1-10 581

1-11 376

1-12 2008

2-1 213

2-2 4934

Total: 14572

Headcount of Teachers at each level


Challenges in negotiations
Challenges in negotiations

  • School Officers and Schools Services Officers

  • Positions of Leadership

  • Principals’ Salaries

  • Deputy Principal rates and allowances

  • CEO staff


Challenges sos and ssos
Challenges: SOs and SSOs

  • Percentage increases on scale

  • Real increases in pay

  • Classification levels

  • Majority of SOs and SSOs are at top increment of their level

  • Government sector deal will take months to formally conclude


Challenges principals deputies
Challenges – Principals, Deputies

  • Difference between classification structures in VGS and Catholic schools

  • Relativities between levels of Principal salary and new 75,500 rate for teachers at top of scale

  • Relativities between Principal rates and other leadership positions

  • Relativities between deputies on salary and the top of the scale, deputies with allowances


Challenges pols
Challenges - POLs

  • Relationship between POL and VGS Leading Teachers rates

  • Previously 6 pay points – 6 levels of POL

  • Leading teachers compressed into 3 pay points: $78019, $80,242, $82530

  • Leading teacher bonus -$1500 at top 3 levels

  • POL Allowances? $2519, $4752, $7030

  • Current POLs are: (1)$1895,(2)$3843,(3)$5847, (4)$7908,(5)$10027,(6)$12208


Challenges for independent schools
Challenges for Independent Schools

  • Status of current agreement or lack thereof!

  • Government sector benchmarking

  • Schools that commit to % above VGS

  • Leapfrogging

  • Getting to the bargaining table

  • Dealing with the new industrial framework for agreement making.


The process from here
The process from here…

  • Continue negotiations with Catholic employer

  • Depending on progress, continue to campaign on our issues

  • ‘In-principle’ Agreement considered by Committee of Management

  • With COM endorsement - to meetings of VIEU Councils

  • With VIEU Council endorsement - to ratification by VIEU members at sub branch level – over approximately 2 weeks

  • With majority member ratification, General Secretary signs off on Agreement.

  • Agreement then goes through formal process of employee voting. With two weeks notice, a formal ballot will be held in each workplace of all employees to be covered.

  • On a majority ‘in favour’ vote, Agreement will be lodged.


Non members
Non-members

  • Everyone in schools will benefit from the Agreement.

  • VIEU members campaigned for it.

  • VIEU negotiates it

  • VIEU resources come from VIEU membership fees.

  • Isn’t it about time non-members paid their way?


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