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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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