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Home > News > Members set to secure positive outcome in Ipswich Grammar School negotiations

Members set to secure positive outcome in Ipswich Grammar School negotiations

1356757_57335934.jpgMembers at Ipswich Grammar School are set to achieve a positive outcome in their collective negotiations, with significant enhancements to working conditions agreed.

Enhanced provisions in the new agreement include:

  • Wage increases of 3.0% in 2015 (backdated to 1 January 2015), 3.1% in 2016 and 3.2% in 2017
  • Improvements to paid parental leave entitlements including ability to take leave at half pay for double the time
  • Five days of paid paternity leave
  • A new provision enabling eligible fixed term and casual staff to apply for permanency
  • Improvements to PAR arrangements
  • Updated redundancy provisions
  • A school consultative committee review of workload intensification with agreed recommendations to be implemented from 2016; and
  • Enhanced release time and resources for mentors.

IEUA-QNT Ipswich organiser Craig Darlington said members at the school were to be congratulated for their efforts over four months of negotiations.

“The provisions negotiated by members in this round of bargaining will provide significant benefits for all school staff,” he said.

“The efforts and achievements of employee bargaining representatives and all members at the school are to be congratulated.”

The new agreement, if approved in staff ballots held this week, will operate until the end of 2017.

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.