Welcome to the Together Department of Education blog. See below for updates about the arbitration for your wages and conditions.
Congratulations! This morning the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission have certified your enterprise bargaining agreement. This is the contract between you and your employer about pay and working conditions. You can read it here.
We hope you are going well and that you have a good week as many more students return.
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 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: