DoE Teachers Agreement

New Teachers Agreement Package includes nation-leading primary workload.


AEU negotiations with the Tasmanian Government have developed a new Teachers Agreement that has been endorsed by the AEU Branch Council and Executive.

All AEU members covered by the Teachers Agreement (DoE teachers, principals, school psychologists) have the opportunity to vote on whether to accept or reject this new Agreement. The majority result of this ballot will be binding.

Your AEU Branch Council and Executive have endorsed a ‘Yes’ vote in this ballot.

Members covered by the Teachers Agreement will receive a ballot via email on Wednesday 30th October, each member can only vote once and the majority decision will be binding.

Please find some key documents below to help inform your vote as a member.

Here’s a quick summary of the proposed Agreement:

  • 2 hours per fortnight reduction in instructional load for primary teachers – a win that is 30 years in the making and would deliver nation-leading primary class time.
  • 4.2% wage increase over two years
  • No loss of any existing conditions
  • AST relativity – cash payment of 1% in addition to top of unpromoted scale commencing March 2020
  • Paid time off of 1 day per Term for teachers in isolated schools to attend to urgent personal business
  • New principals classification and incentive payments for isolated school principals
  • Additional 1 hour per week instructional load reduction for new educators in second year of teaching
  • Workload Reference Group to review Professional Activity Days within 12 months, with no PL past 5:00pm
  • Extensive review of reporting by practitioner teachers across all sectors.

As part of these negotiations, Award variations would also deliver:

  • Superannuation contributions during workers comp and parental leave
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave and 3 weeks paid partner leave.

The DoE Teachers Agreement member ballot will close on Wednesday 13th November – please remind your AEU member colleagues to vote.

Only AEU members get the opportunity to vote – remind any non-members they can still join now and vote if they act quickly.

If you have any questions about this ballot, please contact the AEU office: (03) 6234 9500 or 1800 001 313

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