Schools: Your two days of extra leave, and training next week

Posted on July 22, 2020

Great news! Together members in schools have also had the Minister offer you two extra paid days in Term 4, without debit to your leave.

We have received a letter from Minister Grace Grace that acknowledges the contribution you have made during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the letter says:

We all know that our non-teaching staff … go above and beyond for our students and schools. This has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 health pandemic when our workforce stepped up to the challenge of shifting to a whole new way of delivering quality education, while maintaining the administrative and business operations of our schools across the State.

It's very welcome news that you are receiving this extra paid leave! The extra contribution you have made, and you continue to make, this year has been massive and you deserve to be recognised for it.

There are still some things to be negotiated. The first question is when these two days can be awarded. The Department has proposed moving the end of school year two days early, but we know that Together members often attend work on days when students are at home! We want to make sure you actually get access to this leave. We are making further representations about this now.

Stay tuned for more updates on this in the future. For now – congratulations as a union member in securing this and thank you for all you do.

Local Consultative Committee Training – School Together representatives

Next week, Wednesday 29 July, we'll be running a training session for Local Consultative Committee (LCC) representatives. This training will be run online so you can access it via your computer. The training will be held between 2:00 and 4:00pm. There are still spaces available! To register your interest, please email

1800 177 244