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Home > Campaigns > Carinity: Show You Care

Carinity: Show You Care

IEU members must VOTE NO to stop Carinity's cuts to working conditions

Vote_no_web_qual.pngFor the third time, Carinity Education is forcing employees to vote on an inferior agreement.

Carinity Education wants to: 

  • Maintain a top incremental step for teachers that is still more than $8,000 worse off per year than state and Catholic school teachers.
  • Create a new classification structure that may mean school officers and youth workers need to gain further qualifications just to keep their jobs.
  • Strip conditions including long service leave, superannuation co-contribution, job share and additional redundancy pay, as well as First Aid allowance access for school officers.
  • Limit access to contemporary paid leave such as natural disaster leave and domestic violence leave.
  • Remove the application process so that teachers would only be appointed to Senior & Experienced Teacher at principal discretion.

The only way to protect our current working conditions is to VOTE NO.


If the majority of staff VOTE NO, the onus is on the employer to return to the negotiating table with an improved offer.


Click here to download our VOTE NO flyer.

What would Carinity's inferior agreement mean for you?


The above figures are calculated from 1 July 2019 to the nominal expiry of 31 December 2020. These cuts and reductions would continue past that date.

Read more about the impacts of Carinity's cuts for:

Youth Workers
School Officers
VET Trainers


Like workers across the country, employees in our sector continue to be at the mercy of an industrial system which puts all the power firmly in the hands of employers. 

There is currently no clearer example than that which confronts our colleagues working at Carinity Education’s four schools in Queensland — an outreach of the Queensland Baptists. 

Despite more than 18 months of negotiations for a new collective agreement, a range of protected action undertaken by staff and two employer-driven ballots being voted down, Carinity Education is still able to ignore the concerns of employees and maintain its agenda to cut conditions and create “second-tier” teachers in Queensland. 

Our country’s broken industrial laws embolden employers like Carinity Education to maintain a “take it or leave it” approach when it comes to negotiating the working conditions of their employees.