In July, the union received an enhanced offer for multi-company agreements (MEAs) from the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) for teachers and support staff in Model B and Model C Catholic Community Schools. Member assemblies followed in more than 30 schools. An update for companies that models members of the group of independent Catholic schools, which negotiates as a separate group for new teachers and multi-company support staff agreements (MEA). The IEU has received confirmation from the Catholic Commission for Industrial Relations (CCER) that the 11 dioceses are prepared to pay the 2.5% increase in salaries of headteachers, teachers and support staff of NSW catholic schools and the ACT since January 1, 2020. Do you have any difficulties with the voting process for the Catholic Systemic Enterprise Agreement 2020? Members should have received an email yesterday inviting you to vote for the 2020 Catholic Systemic Enterprise Agreement. Be sure to vote in the australian Election Company`s enterprise agreement on behalf of your employer. Most schools have already started paying the increase from the agreed date of the first full pay period, January 29, 2017 or later. However, if this has not been done, members should receive the increase plus refund by that date. Support and enterprise agreements for companies in more than 30 Catholic schools were recently approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Yes, the FWC is certainly relevant, since the members of the IUE voted in favour of the agreements last December! Teachers and support staff at NSW and ACT Catholic schools will vote in early November on their new NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Enterprise Agreement 2020 (EA), most likely from Monday, November 9 to Friday, November 13. After a long campaign, the union negotiations on the NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 (the largest EA) are finally over. As a result of these negotiations, an agreement was also reached on the NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Principals Enterprise Agreement 2020 (Major EAs).

There are many benefits in these new EAs, not just salary increases. See the latest Newsmonth for the whole story – see S3 publications.ieu.asn.au/files/8815/0094/5665/Newsmonth_5_2017_OMG_File_2.pdf The NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Systemic Enterprise Agreement 2020 (eA) is forecasting wage increases of 2.5% from January 2020 and a further pay increase of 2.28% from January 2021 for support employees (called EA Employees Generals). This corresponds to the salary increases of NSW teachers. After a long campaign, union negotiations on the NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 (EA) are finally over. Employees from all dioceses were invited to vote on the new EA between Monday, November 9 and Friday, November 13. The IEUE insists that the “yes” vote be voted on. Better terms and conditions of employment now apply and continue to apply for the duration of each EA. Although EAs could only be legally applicable after FWC approval, the Union insisted on the inclusion of a refund clause requiring employers to reimburse members for salary increases after approval. If you have not yet received an increase this year or if you do not receive a refund shortly, you will discuss the matter with your school. If your salary increase is not made, contact your IEU organizer for support.

The union found that 167 religious educators in Sydney Catholic schools were wrongly removed from the voting list for the new enterprise agreement. New instructions were sent out late on Thursday afternoon, November 12.