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Home > News > 2018 > August > Carinity members VOTE NO to employer's second attack on conditions

Carinity members VOTE NO to employer's second attack on conditions

Carinity_-_Glendyne_23-04-18_web.jpgCarinity school staff have sent a clear message to the employer in the latest ballot - attacks on employee working conditions will not be tolerated.

In an overwhelming majority, staff have rejected the latest inferior document distributed by Carinity with 77% of all staff voting NO to this Agreement, increasing the NO vote from the first ballot.

The final count was 48 NO votes to 14 yes votes.

Staff demonstrate strength

Despite Carinity’s attempt to force through its inferior agreement, IEUA-QNT members have demonstrated a clear strength and told their employer that they will not accept cuts to their working conditions and entitlements.

Members have sent a clear message to Carinity by voting down a second agreement.

Carinity must now come back to the table with a revised offer that respects and acknowledges all staff.

Protected action to continue

Teachers and school support staff working in Carinity Education schools in Brisbane, Gladstone and Hervey Bay are authorised to continue with their endorsed protected actions.

Members are reminded that the below protected actions are ongoing by all members:

(i) not attend, for an indefinite period, meetings of staff;

(ii) members who are teachers will ban, for an indefinite period, any duties during their scheduled “Planning Preparation and Correction Time” other than preparation directly related to the teaching of students and the assessment or marking of student work;

(iii) an indefinite ban on the recording, or transmission to the employer, of assignment, assessment or exam results relating to students, provided that the ban will not be applied to either year 12 students or students who are leaving the school; and

(iv) delay responding to and/or actioning emails (except for emails which deal with: a genuine health or safety matter for employees or students; or child protection matters) for a period of time – such period will not exceed 30 days.

Carinity must recognise employee concerns

With a clear message being sent by staff in Carinity schools that an inferior document will not be accepted, our union has now written to Carinity calling on them to return to the bargaining table.

Carinity must show leadership and recognise employee concerns by removing its claims which seek to cut entitlements and instead recognise and respect the work of staff with quality conditions to match.

Carinity must stand up and show that they care about their employees.

The strength and solidarity of IEUA-QNT members has protected current working conditions for Carinity employees.

Teachers and school support staff working in Carinity Education schools in Brisbane, Gladstone and Hervey Bay will continue with their authorised protected actions ahead of any further meetings with Carinity.

Together we are stronger and together we can improve our working conditions. Together we can change the rules.