Education Arbitration blog

Welcome to the Together Department of Education Arbitration blog. See below for updates about the arbitration for your wages and conditions.

We hope you had a good weekend.

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Did you get an email from the Education DG about your EB?

Posted by Kate Flanders on March 17, 2020

We have had many members contact the union office concerned that they did not directly receive correspondence from the Department about the upcoming vote on your collective agreement.


Education: $1250 one-off payment – good news!

Posted by Alex Scott on February 14, 2020

Congratulations to Together members who have ensured that you and your colleagues have secured the $1250 "one off payment" following the change in government wages policy in 2019. In good news this Valentine's Day we believe that you will be paid this money this month!


Education - quick update

Posted by Kate Flanders on February 7, 2020

I hope you are travelling OK this week. It’s been such an eventful start to 2020, make sure you are looking after yourself.

Here are some quick updates for you about your rights at work:


Education EB and $1250 Update

Posted by Alex Scott on January 20, 2020

We hope you are having a positive start to 2020 at work.

Together we can make great improvements to work this year.


Education: Congratulations! Your ballot result was YES.

Posted by Kate Flanders on December 13, 2019

Congratulations! With a majority of Together members voting in the ballot for Department of Education agreement offer it was overwhelmingly approved.


Education: Vote now in the ballot!

Posted by Kate Flanders on December 10, 2019

After months of lobbying as well as pursuing our claims in arbitration we have been made a new offer to secure improvements on Monday 9th December. I’m sorry, I realise that the letter of offer does cause some confusion, particularly about wages, I have tried to put some clarification below.