Employees endorse enhanced conditions in Anglican schools
Employees have voted to endorse the proposed Queensland Anglican schools' collective agreement.
The parties will now make application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for the formal approval of the agreement.
Members are to be commended for their efforts in finalising the new agreement that will govern wages and conditions in Anglican schools in coming years.
The total results of the employee ballot conducted from the 15 June - 19 June are as follows:
89% employees accepting (1605 "YES" - 206 "NO" votes)
The agreement was approved by each individual school ballot.
Implementation of wage increases and other benefits
Once approved by the Fair Work Commission, all wage increases and other enhancements will legally apply.
It is also anticipated that some schools will action the 2018 wage increases now in anticipation of formal approval by the FWC. We encourage all schools to take this positive step.
The new agreement also contains important reviews and further negotiation on issues including Highly Accomplished Teacher and Lead Teacher, hours of duty and a Remuneration Review for Teachers. These negotiations will be convened in the new Term and your ongoing engagement will be critical to further member wins.
All members are to be commended for their efforts in these negotiations. Your actions have resulted in wages and conditions that are much improved from the original employer offers at the start of bargaining.
A particular thank you to our SBU employee representatives and Chapter representatives who advocated so strongly for a Better Balance for school staff.
Our collective efforts have once again made a real difference to the working lives of Anglican school employees.