Union and employers agree – progress made in negotiations

A negotiation meeting was held on 15 April to continue discussions on the employers’ terms of settlement.

Both the union and employers recognised that progress was made on a range of outstanding matters. An exchange of letters will take place to confirm the key points from the discussions, and a second meeting has been scheduled for 22 April.

Employers again formally requested that the union withdraw support for industrial action on the basis that it will have no effect on what now appears to be a more constructive phase of negotiations, other than lose staff money, disrupt student learning and cause inconvenience to families and school communities.

Employers are keen to finalise negotiations to progress to a vote in Term 2. A further update will be provided as w continue these final discussions.