AEU Teachers

The AEU is the peak representative body for Tasmanian teachers, with a seat at the table for all the major professional and industrial developments in your profession. 

We have decades of experience and expertise negotiating better outcomes for you and your students.

History shows that the AEU Tasmanian campaigns hard and wins big for teachers. As part of the Australian union movement, we also proudly work for a better, fairer society – campaigning for social justice, and proper investment in public education.

If you’re a Tasmanian public school teacher, the AEU is the union for you.

Teachers and TAFE Agreement implementation

In case you missed it – two Agreements were registered in the Tasmanian Industrial Commission late last year – DoE Teachers and TasTAFE Teachers. Congratulations!

What does that mean? Well, there will be pay rises in March and two hours per fortnight instructional load reduction for primary teachers starting Term 3, but some benefits will start flowing almost immediately.

Here’s a few key things that start immediately or in the first full pay period:

  • Corrections Allowance – payable during leave for those undertaking duties at correctional facilities, including Ashley School.
  • Principals begin to receive isolated schools allowance where applicable.
  • Principals transferred to new classification.
  • School psychologists can move to Band 1 Level 13 if they’ve been at Band 1 Level 12 for 12 months.
  • Superannuation employer contributions – for employees on workers compensation and while on unpaid parental leave.
  • Three weeks paid partner leave and 16 weeks’ paid parental leave.

And some more things to look forward to in 2020:

  • Wage increases from first full pay period after 1 March 2020 and 1 March 2021.
  • AST relativity: increase of $1,050 to Band 2 AST immediately before the wage increases in March 2020.
  • Isolated Schools – paid time off to attend urgent personal business – from Term 1 2020.
  • Primary instructional load reduction of two hours per fortnight – starts Term 3 2020.
  • BeTTR time for second year teachers of 1 hour per week.