Welcome to the Together Department of Education Arbitration blog. See below for updates about the arbitration for your wages and conditions.
Last week we had another four days of hearings as part of our arbitration before the independent umpire, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
As some members would have seen over the weekend the government announced a change to their wages policy – saying that now the wages policy is for 2.5% plus a $1250 one-off payment.
This week we have been putting forward our evidence in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission as part of our arbitration seeking fair wages and conditions for all Together members in the Department of Education.
Our delegates are doing an amazing job!
Day 1 of hearings for our arbitration today! Our witnesses were all ready to go this morning. Each day this week delegates will be giving evidence in support of our claims. We were joined today by delegate Elisha and her gorgeous littlest Together-an – Elisha came along to add moral support to her colleagues giving evidence! For a reminder of what we are giving evidence about today it’s equal pay for equal work!
We are in the midst of preparations for the arbitration of your wages and conditions under the Department of Education agreement. This is our big case about your pay rise and other improvements that we are seeking to progression, classifications, workloads and hours of work.
I hope you are having a great start to Term 3.
This Term we (finally) have the hearing dates for our arbitration, which is the process we are currently in to address our claims for wages and key conditions for Education staff.