In case you missed our email update on Wednesday, Premier Will Hodgman made a surprise announcement in Parliament that he was writing to public sector unions with a new formal offer on wages.
In addition to considering the Premier’s surprise last-minute pay offer to all public sector workers (see top story), Branch Council has been tasked with working on a DOE teacher counteroffer at its meeting today (Friday, 14 June).
Progress with Support Staff agreement negotiations has been glacial and that’s why you haven’t seen a blizzard of emails from us on the topic.
Progress has been very slow with the TAFE Teachers EB as it has been with the Support Staff Agreement (affecting our Support Staff members in TasTAFE) and the government continues to drag its heels on both.
Thanks to the great work of AEU member leaders, the State Government has now allocated $3 million over four years to provide an additional 9.3 full-time equivalent laboratory technician staffing allocations, in secondary schools (including extension schools) and colleges.
We’ve had another big win for a TasTAFE teacher who has now received two years of overtime payments (2017-2018) for teaching timetabled night classes!