Positions of Added Responsibility
The role of PARs have changed following the outcome of the Catholic EB7 negotiations.
The road to a contemporary PAR structure started in 2011, when our union sought to collect member insights about issues with the current structure and recommendations for improvements.
The views of our PAR members formed the basis of our discussions with Catholic employers during a Joint Working Party formed ahead of the most recent enterprise bargaining (EB7) negotiations.
Our union advocated for the recommendations of this Joint Working Party to be implemented and supported by the new Catholic agreements.
After a tough round of negotiations, a new PAR schedule has been agreed and includes many of the Joint Working Party recommendations that will bring significant enhancements to PAR roles.
The new schedule will take effect from 2015, due in large part to the strong advocacy shown by our members.
For more information about what's new in the PAR schedule, follow the links below.
A PAR schedule for Queensland Catholic schools was first established around twenty years ago.
Twenty years ago PAR positions were envisaged as task orientated roles. Now there is an increasing understanding that there needs to be a greater emphasis on leadership.
Over the last twenty years a number of band aids have been applied to the schedule; however, the schedule received a much needed overhaul during the 2012 Catholic EB7 negotiations.
- PAR Matters newsletter
- Fast Facts - Negotiated Provisions for Catholic Diocesan Schools
- Fast Facts - Negotiated Provisions for Religious Institute Schools
- Comparative PAR Salary Scale
- Joint Working Party Final Report
- Key Features of the Final Report