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  • Bargaining update for Model B and Model C Catholic independent schools

    The union met with the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) on Thursday 21 May to discuss new enterprise agreements for teachers and support staff in approximately 30 Catholic independent schools covered by Model B and Model C Enterprise Agreements.

    26 May 2020
  • National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week begins

    Today is National Sorry Day, held on 26 May each year, and is an important reminder to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generation. National Reconciliation Week starts this Wednesday, 27 May.

    26 May 2020
  • Emergency Town Hall meeting on Childcare in Australia

    You are invited to an emergency Town Hall meeting on the future of childcare and early learning.

    25 May 2020
  • Extension granted for Experienced Teacher accreditation

    As a result of COVID-19 disruptions, ISTAA has extended the submission date for Band 2 - 3 portfolios.

    25 May 2020
  • Stop the "snap back" ending free childcare

    Australian families have been enjoying free child care for six weeks now, but the Government will decide next week whether ‘free childcare’ will be switched off at the end of June.

    22 May 2020
  • ACT Catholic systemic schools EA Update: Pay rise due

    A pay rise was due for teachers in NSW and for support staff and principals in both NSW and the ACT in January 2020. For teachers in the ACT a pay rise will be due from July 2020. Additional pay increases will also occur in 2021 under the enterprise agreement applying to teachers in ACT government schools and under awards applying to employees in NSW government schools.

    21 May 2020
  • NSW Catholic systemic schools EA update: Pay rise overdue

    A pay rise was due for teachers, support staff and principals in NSW Catholic schools in January 2020. A pay increase is necessary to re-establish pay parity with the existing wages paid in NSW government schools. Additional pay increases will also occur in 2021 under awards applying to employees in NSW government schools.

    21 May 2020
  • CCER responds to union request around EA negotiations

    Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) has responded to the union’s correspondence from 7 May, in which we informed CCER that to further delay bargaining beyond Week 7 because of COVID-19 is unreasonable and unfair to our members.

    18 May 2020
  • "Snapping back" to the old child care system will be disastrous

    Comments from the Prime Minister over the weekend indicating the government intends to wind back free childcare on the 28th of June have sparked grave concerns for parents and the sector.

    18 May 2020
  • Broken Bay Diocese employs hygienists for schools

    The union has been informed that Broken Bay Diocese has employed 44 hygienists for Catholic schools.

    18 May 2020