At the beginning of 2014, we began a process to explore how we might approach a new Enterprise Agreement for Catholic School Staff in NSW and the ACT. Throughout the year, we met with teachers, school support staff and the Union to discuss a range of matters relating to the EA, including how Catholic Education might transition to the National Standards and new ways of working in the rapidly changing world of education.
The ongoing negotiations, while not yet complete, have brought us to agreement on a significant number of issues.
Catholic employers are considering the IEU’s feedback from our most recent discussions and are confident that a majority of outstanding matters can be resolved in the near future.
We are keen to conclude the negotiations and pass on further increases and relevant back payments in line with those applying in NSW Government schools.
The next meeting between Catholic Education and the Union will take place on 23 January 2015 – more information on the progress of these discussions will be provided shortly.