Education Arbitration blog

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

Together in Schools - Union News – Week 4!

Posted by Kate Flanders on May 11, 2020

We hope you are going well and that you have a good week as many more students return.


Together in Education - Week 2 Update

Posted by Kate Flanders on April 28, 2020

We hope this finds you well.

Yesterday the "Term 2 operating guidelines" were re-released by Director General Tony Cook. They have been updated to reflect the advice arising from the National Cabinet meeting held on Friday, 24 April and the updated Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advice regarding the operations of schools during the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Australia.


We hope you had a good weekend.

In case you missed it here is the latest update of our COVID-19 FAQ. If you have any questions or concerns at this time about managing work in the context of the health emergency we are here for you. Email us here or contact us on 1800 177 244.


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.