Equal remuneration case
IEUA’s case for equal remuneration for early childhood teachers comes before the Fair Work Commission in July.
The IEUA claim is based on comparisons with university qualified male employees – male teachers in primary schools and male engineers. At present, teachers in early childhood, who are almost all female, can earn tens of thousands of dollars less than teachers in schools.
For example, the top modern award rate for a teacher in a child care centre is less than $70,000, whereas a teacher in a primary school earns close to $100,000.
IEUA is hopeful of a positive outcome last this year or early 2019.