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IEU Q&A goes Facebook Live

On Facebook Live today, John Quessy, Secretary IEUA NSW/ACT Branch answered members' questions about the Catholic schools campaign.

With interviewer Cheyne Anderson, Quessy fielded a range of questions about the dispute with Catholic Commission of Employment Relations (CCER), over the right to arbitration, what it means and why the Union is calling on members to take protected industrial action.

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‚ÄčThe IEU has not been able to reach agreement with the Catholic Commission of Employment Relations concerning the new enterprise agreement for Catholic Systemic Schools in NSW and the ACT. The IEU wants its members to be able to refer disputes to the Fair Work Commission for conciliation and – if it’s needed – arbitration – that’s moving to a binding determination on both parties.

Catholic employers are arguing that the Fair Work Commission should not be able to arbitrate a dispute. In practical terms, this could mean that many conditions in the EA and work practice agreements are unenforceable.

Teachers and support staff in Catholic systemic schools can get the answers - see this event now on our Facebook page