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Ballot on New Enterprise Agreement

A ballot of all ETD teachers, school psychologists and school leaders will be conducted between August 13 and 26 on the proposed new Enterprise Agreement.

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What We Claimed And What We Won

Branch Secretary, Glenn Fowler, reviews how the proposed enterprise agreement for school teachers and leaders stacks up against our log of claims.

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Council Accepts Government's Third Offer

After a lengthy and vigorous debate, Council voted for in-principle acceptance of the Government's latest offer.

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ACT Government Makes Third Offer

Here is our summary of what is different in the new offer.  

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Protected Action Ballot Opens

The ballot for protected industrial action opens on Wednesday June 17.

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June 13 Council Resolution

June 13 Council acknowledged progress in negotiations but resolved that a number of outstanding issues still need to be addressed by the Government.

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Poll Shows Community Support For Educators

The overwhelming majority of Canberrans support our position in the dispute with the ACT Government over a new Enterprise Agreement.

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Protected Industrial Action Ballot – Vote YES

When you receive a ballot paper from the Australian Electoral Commission asking you to vote on taking protected industrial action, vote YES.

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Council: No Confidence in Minister Burch

On Saturday morning we had an extraordinary show of strength at Branch Council, with 140 councillors and 13 observers in attendance. Council resoundingly rejected Minister Burch's surprise offer which would have stripped thousands of dollars of backpay from teachers, and proposes no actual resources to solve the problem of excessive workload.

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Minister Burch Failing To Address Rising Workloads

Rising workloads are the main reason teachers consider leaving the profession, new research from the AEU has found.

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AEU Analysis of ACT Government's Second EA Offer

All members are urged to meet in sub-branches to consider our response to the offer before Council's meeting on May 9. This analysis is designed to ensure you are fully informed about what's at stake.

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Burch Takes Back-Pay Off The Table

While providing no resourcing to address the burning issue of excessive teacher workload, Joy Burch has attempted to blindside educators by withdrawing back-pay of salary increases.

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Second Offer Offers Nothing New

No resourcing provided to ensure that the average working week of teachers is reduced from 50 hours to something more reasonable.

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Members Overwhelmingly Endorse Council Resolution

Council's resolution to insist on a reduction in face-to-face teaching hours has received overwhelming support.

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Council: Reduced Face-To-Face Hours Must Be Part of Agreement

March 21 Council resolved that reduced face-to-face hours should be part of any agreement we make with the employer.

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Report to February 14 Council

Glenn spoke to a very well-attended meeting of Council on Saturday about how EA negotiations are progressing. There is still a way to go. But the conversation is no longer about whether excessive workload is a problem. It's about how to fix it.

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A Message From Glenn & Andy

Contrary to the front page of the Canberra Times, a strike isn't 'looming'. Glenn & Andy correct the record.

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Response to Misleading Canberra Times Headline

The Canberra Times headline suggesting a strike is looming is not correct. We hope and believe negotiations can yield a positive outcome. Any consideration of potential industrial action, down the track, will be a matter for members. 

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If the ACT Government believes in PLCs, it needs to resource them

In the Term 1 2015 ACT Educator Glenn Fowler writes: "The best way of improving our students’ outcomes and confronting excessive workload is to make our profession more collaborative."

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EA Negotiations: January 2015 Update

We review the Education & Training Directorate’s progress in response to our log of claims, as of the start of 2015.

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