The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations works on behalf of Catholic Employers in NSW and the ACT. The proposed Agreement was drafted by CCER on behalf of, and in consultation with, the 11 Catholic Education/Schools Office in NSW and the ACT.
You can find a range of information on the Foundations for Excellence website, but in brief, the proposal is Catholic Education’s response to:
- growing community, pupil parent and teacher expectations
- funding and policy developments around curriculum and professional standards
- evolving research on new ways teaching and learning can flourish.
It was created in the context of a changing educational landscape in order to support improved teaching and learning by being flexible, clear, concise and practical, and as a catalyst to begin talking about new ways of working.
Just as the IEU have provided their Log of Claims, employers have provided the proposed Agreement as a framework to begin discussions. We have taken the view that the best way to start a conversation on the future of enterprise bargaining and our schools is to put forward a concrete proposal and ask for feedback and comment. There are levels of detail that are to be worked out through a consultation process with the Union, schools, teachers and CEO/CSOs – this will take place over the coming months. It is by no means the final word and is intended as a starting point for this process.