Supporting the independent education community

NewsExtra: NSW public sector - teacher pay dispute settles (Broken Bay Update)

HOV NewsExtra pay dispute settles.png

Broken Bay Update
NSW public sector: teacher pay dispute settles

Public sector negotiations

The IEU has been advised that the NSW Teachers Federation has just reached agreement with the NSW Government for a restructure of the teacher pay scale that will take effect from October this year. Under this agreement, the starting salary for a teacher in NSW will increase from $75,791 to $85,000 and the salary for a top of the scale teacher will increase from $113,042 to $122,100. The higher salaries will be implemented in one increase from October. In addition, the teacher pay scale will be simplified.

The IEU understands that the award applying to teachers in NSW Government schools will be varied under a one-year deal that will be in place until October 2024. Pay rises for subsequent years will be negotiated when the award expires in 2024.

Diocese of Broken Bay

The Catholic Schools Broken Bay Enterprise Agreement 2023 includes a ‘Pay Protection’ term in subclause 3.4.

Clause 3.4(a) requires that the rates of pay for teachers must, at all times, exceed by at least 1.5% the rates applicable to equivalent classifications in NSW government schools. Clause 3.4(d) requires that rates of pay for other classifications, including the rates of pay for general employees and promotions allowances, must be increased by the same percentage increase as the percentage applicable to teacher salaries.

The IEU will be seeking discussions with the Diocese as to the implementation of these increases.

Thanks for your support

The IEU thanks all our members for your support in this long campaign. We are now close to achieving significant pay rises for both teachers and support staff, but we still have much to do in addressing unsustainable teacher workloads. Please encourage any colleagues who have not yet joined the union to do so – click here. We are stronger together.

Authorised by Mark Northam, Secretary, Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch

The Briscoe Building 485 – 501 Wattle St Ultimo NSW 2007
P 8202 8900 | E |