NO agreement has been reached by the IEU and Catholic employers NSW consultation on current health care regarding face masks does not require its use, it is recommended in certain circumstances. NSW`s public education directors have been ordered to allow teachers to wear masks in the classroom if they wish, and the IEU hopes that our members will be helped in this direction. In response to the EIEUE`s concerns about the reduction of learning support hours that take place without consultation, the Bishop agreed to postpone the amendments until appropriate consultation had taken place. The NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 (EA) is planning wage increases of 2.5% from January 2020 and a further pay increase of 2.28% from January 2021 for support employees (called general employees in the EA). This corresponds to the salary increases of NSW teachers. They have been saying this for years, and it seems that governments are finally listening. The federal laboratory has committed to a $1.75 billion preschool education program for three-year-olds if elected. Yesterday, National Sorry Day marked the beginning of Reconciliation Week. In recognizing him, we pay tribute to the members of the stolen generations and support the path of healing of Aboriginal peoples in Australia. Teachers and facilitators from 11 dioceses voted to adopt a new enterprise contract… Well-made limbs! The CEOs of almost all dioceses have committed to reimburse teachers and auxiliaries. Today, early childhood educators` day, we celebrate our early childhood education and care collaborators, teachers and educators, and pay tribute to the decisive contribution they make to the lives of children, families and our country as a whole. Most employees in Australia are under the auspices of the Fair Work Act 2009, a federal law introduced by the Rudd government in response to the Howard government`s famous WorkChoices laws.

Teachers and support staff in the ACT and NSW Catholic schools voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new enterprise agreement, with an overwhelming 98% in favour of its adoption. Recognition is given to leaders of the Catholic systems sector for their understanding and support during the ongoing negotiations on the next enterprise agreement for teachers and general staff.