Your elected representatives have been inspired by the strong member participation to the 24 Workload Reference Groups offered up.
In addition to the ACER survey, over 200 members have shared the workload pressures of their colleagues in their specific sector, region and job role, and crucially, also been part of naming up the potential solutions. It has been terrific to see active TAFE, Teacher Assistants, Lab Tech’s, Library Tech’s, Admin Staff, School Psychologists, Specialist Teachers and Promoted Positions also take advantage of their specific workload reference groups to give strong voices to their specific workload drivers.
Branch Council will now meet on Friday September 8 to debate and ultimately select the priority solutions from a whole-AEU perspective. Solutions will be encapsulated within a Quality Education campaign calling for more quality teaching and learning time, equity of workload across department and to reduce the quantity of work required of staff that is not directly related to quality teaching and learning.
By way of an example, one reference group has suggested that ‘Duties Other Than Teaching (DOTT) time’ be redefined as Duties ‘Relating To’ Teaching (DRTT) to ensure the focus of your hard work is student-centred and is core-business. There are many other terrific solutions proposed that address Administrative tasks, Communication, top down initiatives, equity of workload, consultation, reporting and assessment, meetings, use of preparation time, Support Staff and professional Support Staff resourcing and many more!
To provide additional solutions for consideration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly on 6234 9500.
In Union, we win.