Queensland Catholic (Colb9) Collective Bargaining
Negotiations for a new Catholic school collective agreement will commence in 2019.
Our union has begun preparations for these negotiations and we need all members to be part of a strong collective voice to secure and enhance conditions.
Member consultation is now underway. Watch our Have Your Say video for more information about the member consultation process.
The next stage of consultation will occur in term 3 with members coming together at Area Meetings across the state to consider the key issues and to hear more about the negotiations.
Members are encouraged to attend an area meeting. For those members in regional and remote schools who are unable to attend a local area meeting, an online virtual meeting will be held.
Members were asked to have their say on the issues in Catholic schools they believe need to be addressed in the new agreement by taking part in our member survey.
The information gathered from the survey will be compiled into a Log of Claims for consideration by Union members late in Term 3. This will inform the bargaining positions to be tabled to the employer when negotiations commence.
Separate to the upcoming negotiations, a review into Middle Leader classifications has been formed.
The role of middle leaders in Catholic schools is diminished unless their work and contribution as a teacher and as a middle leader is recognised and remunerated.
This review follows a review into Teacher Classifications & Salaries, which concluded recently with a positive outcome for staff. Read more on the outcomes of the review here.