Update: CIT Enterprise Agreement Negotiations
AEU ACT Industrial Officer, Garrett Purtill reports on the status of negotiations.
We’re hopeful of having a new CIT Teaching Staff Enterprise Agreement shortly. This is how things stand at the moment.
In tandem with the negotiations, teacher focus groups have been conducted on excessive workload. This is feeding into the Agreement as we seek to establish sustainable teacher workloads
We are seeking proper recognition of the progressive intensification of work and overtime. AEU is seeking a reduction of excessive overtime and its replacement with additional teachers.
TAFE Council has accepted, in principle, the employer’s pay offer, contingent on a package of terms and conditions to go with it. The offer is for $2090 plus 6 x 1.5% increases over the 4 year life of the agreement. Pay will be backdated to July 1, 2013.
Proposals for a new teaching/management structure above Band 1 are still in a state of flux. AEU negotiators are seeking more detail from CIT in order to make a reasonable assessment.
The AEU is seeking the removal of limitations on way professional development funds are accessed. We are also seeking an increase in overseas allowance: doubled from $75 per day to $150 per day and that they also apply to interstate travel of three days or more.