Welcome to the Together Department of Education Arbitration blog. See below for updates about the arbitration for your wages and conditions.
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.
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!
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:
We hope you are having a positive start to 2020 at work.
Together we can make great improvements to work this year.
Congratulations! With a majority of Together members voting in the ballot for Department of Education agreement offer it was overwhelmingly approved.
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.