TAFE members win with new Teachers Agreement

AEU members at TasTAFE have overwhelmingly endorsed a “YES” vote for a new TasTAFE Teachers Agreement with pay rises of 2.3% in 2020 and 2021, as well as a range of improvements to conditions. Get more details below and download resources on the right-hand panel of this web page.

TasTAFE members stronger in union

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who voted for the new TasTAFE Teaching Staff Agreement in the member ballot.

Here’s the results:

TURNOUT: 80% of eligible members voted.
RESULT: 99% voted YES to accept the proposed Agreement.

The Agreement has been registered at the Tasmanian Industrial Commission and AEU members have received their 2.3% pay rise from March 2020.

Another 2.3% pay rise comes in March 2021, but the Agreement expires soon after that so members will also be developing a log of claims for a new Agreement. If you know any TasTAFE teachers who are not yet AEU members, send them this link to join.

The following AEU member Working Groups are being formed as a result of the new Agreement:

  • Family friendly working arrangements
  • Workload review: modes of delivery, tasks undertaken by teachers, definition of teaching activities associated with the modes of delivery, best practice for teachers

To express an interest in joining one of the two working groups send an email stating which AEU working group you’d be interested in to: support@aeutas.org.au

It’s great to see members participating and strongly supporting the various improvements to conditions, with:

  • workload wins;
  • professional development improvements;
  • new teachers starting on a higher band;
  • and paid maternity/partner leave increased to name just a few highlights.

It’s all thanks to AEU members that we have a great new Agreement and there’s always more to be done – so please take the chance now to sign-up your colleagues – joining is easy online here.

TAFE and the AEU

The TAFE Division represents teachers, managers and support staff employees of TasTAFE, Trade Training Centres and LINC’s.

The AEU provides advocacy to members on individual issues, advice and representation at Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) and negotiates your wages and conditions for workplace Agreements and Awards.

TAFE Division is just one part of the wider AEU, which is one of the largest union in Tasmania with over 6500 members working across all educational settings and one of the largest unions nationally.

There is a TAFE Organiser and other staff to provide membership advice on a range of issues such as workers’ compensation and retirement. The AEU is the only education union that can negotiate wages and conditions for teachers working in TAFE.

Your AEU is the union for TAFE Division employees. One union one voice.