Cairns Catholic Education Services Principals` Agreement 2016 The Front Project this week released the results of a survey of more than 1,000 parents and toddler facilitators who shared their experience of early childhood education and care (ECEC) during COVID-19. An update of the contract negotiations and an important update of the Educational Services (Teachers) award. NSW early childhood teachers are eagerly awaiting the commitment of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Education and Early Learning Minister Sarah Mitchell to abide by the pay equity agreement announced today by the Victorian government. The Victorian announcement calls for early childhood teachers to finally pay the same rate as school teachers, the right rate for their equivalent and often identical teaching qualifications. Members of the Independent Education Union NSW/ACT Branch of the Islamic School of Canberra were granted the right to take industrial action today, as negotiations on company agreements have long stalled. Learn about the progress made in agreements in Catholic schools and Christian schools in NSW. Your union was busy negotiating for much of this year and we have successfully concluded renewed company agreements at several universities. The IEUA NSW/ACT Branch calls on the federal government to continue funding universal access to ensure that four-year-olds have access to 15 hours of early childhood education and care (ECEC) provided by a qualified university teacher. EUI south coast organiser Tina Smith was interviewed by Illawarra Mercury about the government`s announced intention to scrap the early childhood education and care package, which had allowed around one million families in Australia to care for children for free. The union is about to conclude new company agreements (EAs) that apply to workers in the NSW and ACT`s systemic Catholic schools. The union is in the midst of negotiations with the Catholic Labour Relations Board and we are now waiting for us to be able to support a new NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 for employee coordination in late October or early November.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the partial reopening of schools by May 11. But are schools ready to reopen and, as the Prime Minister said, is the education of our children really on hold? IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary, Mark Northam, advises what a safe and orderly transition would look like, and explains what Professor John Hattie, the first education researcher, actually has to say about the impact of distance learning. The Union has failed to reach an agreement with the Catholic Industrial Relations Commission (CCER) on the new company agreement (EA) that will apply to systemic Catholic schools in NSW and ACT. The union wrote to diocesan directors following constructive discussions between the union and the CERAB on establishing a new company agreement for teachers and auxiliary staff in systemic Catholic schools. In September, the AIS drew the union`s attention to the fact that schools did not want to conclude new company agreements for 2021 and that wage increases in 2021 would be set, if at all, at the discretion of the school. . . .