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Update on enterprise agreement negotiations for Catholic systemic schools

IEU is meeting the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations at 10am this Wednesday, 12 February to discuss our claims for a new enterprise agreement for teachers and support staff in Catholic systemic schools. 


Although dioceses have agreed in principle to match the NSW and ACT annual pay rises, we do not have yet have agreement on pay increases for support staff to match those achieved by support staff last year in the NSW public sector. 


The union also does not yet have a response to our claim for additional release time for primary and secondary teachers.


Other outstanding issues include improved pay progression for teachers on unpaid parental leave, greater clarity of the rights of temporary teachers to paid maternity leave and improved access to permanent positions for temporary teachers.  


A full report will be provided to members on the negotiations later this week following the meeting.