A better work value model

Posted January 31, 2012 by Alex Scott

Our school communities are important to admin staff, which is why over the past few years administrative staff have been taking on more and more roles and responsibilities to make sure students get the best outcomes possible. Your union's delegates have raised with Education Queensland that we can't just keep increasing workloads and duties  on staff.  The work that admin staff do is important,  and Education Queensland's 20-year old allocative model doesn't do justice to the value of that work.

To make things even worse, whenever staff ask to get their position re-evaluated, it's been slow and difficult. Your union's delegates have asked the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to become involved, so we can ensure evaluations are both good-quality and timely, and in particular, to get a review of the roles and responsibilities of admin staff to be overseen by an independent body. Admin staff and school communities deserve nothing less. Fortunately,  through the work of delegates, there have been some positive outcomes which we strongly encourage you to read.

You can read a full report on the progress of these discussions here.

Work value is important for school admin staff across Queensland. We have a historic chance to review the roles of administrative staff and improve the way positions are evaluated, to ensure better value for workers and schools. As union members, we all need to keep building on this momentum.

Have a look at the report to see what you can do to help build better outcomes for school admin staff and school communities.


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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