As a result of our Industrial Commission application, and subsequent negotiations with the DoE, the DoE has retracted several restrictive contract conditions for those Teacher Assistants who elected to annualise their salary. Previously, a grant of leave without pay to a TA extinguished the continuation of annualised pay and those who chose to annualise salary could not vary their work hours.   

Employees who have annualised their salary are now able to work additional hours and have the flexibility to ‘suspend’ the return to an ‘annualised’ salary until the commencement of the calendar year following a leave without pay period.    

The new policy and contract should be available on the DoE intranet should you require further information.