Education Arbitration blog

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

For details on our claim in Arbitration, click here.

Dept of Education: Stronger Together in 2019

Posted by Kate Flanders on January 18, 2019

I hope you have had a lovely start to 2019.

This year we want to see every member feeling recognised, safe and being respected at work.

A key part of this will be ensuring that the ongoing process to settle your wages and conditions for the next 3 years is settled well.


Results of the member poll on the Education offer

Posted by Heather Hayes on December 17, 2018

I hope that you have all had a great weekend.

The result of the poll is that we had just over 51% of members casting a vote with 43.49% voting yes and 56.51% voting No, which means the majority of members have voted in favor of not accepting the offer. Delegates have accepted this result and we will advise the employer accordingly.


Therapists: What might happen next? Poll, Drafting, Arbitration?

Posted by Kate Flanders on December 12, 2018

As union members you have put the fight for pay parity and recognition for therapists in education at the front and centre of the industrial agenda in 2018.

We now have a written offer to settle our EB agreement that has pay parity in it. Yay!


Education: Urgent poll - an offer has been made for your EB

Posted by Alex Scott on December 10, 2018

The Department of Education have (finally) made an offer to settle an agreement with you about your wages and conditions for the next 3 years.


Together in DoE update

Posted by Kate Flanders on November 29, 2018

We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping cool. Remember to put your safety and your community safety first. If you need any help having a conversation at work about safety do not hesitate to talk to your organiser or give us a call on 1800 177 244.


Education: Breakthrough discussion with Minister Grace

Posted by Alex Scott on November 14, 2018

Following your action and correspondence Minister Grace has met with Together representatives and wants to try and resolve the issues and work towards a proposal to settle. Minister Grace is offering to intervene and address a number of issues about employment conditions.


Ministerial response and Monday

Posted by Kate Flanders on November 9, 2018

This week we have been continuing in the Commission, in the media and yesterday we received a letter back from the Minister offering to meet. This is progress! You can see the Minister's response HERE

We will certainly be seeking this meeting as a matter of priority.