In recent discussions, the ELAA stated that the proposed agreement “focuses on quality outcomes for the early childhood sector, improving the salaries and conditions of teachers and educators and giving employers greater capacity to manage their workforce.” The Federal Office of the AEU keeps tables that show the current and immediate future salaries of teachers in schools and TPEs across Australia. They are collected from different enterprise agreements or industrial bonuses for teachers. Click below to see salaries: ELAA believes that the proposed VECTEA offers a balanced approach for teachers, educators and early childhood providers, says a statement from the association, which states that the proposed agreement is now reached by the government with regard to adequate funding. The ability of employers to address underperformance issues has been successfully negotiated by the ELAA, which ensures that employers can extend the trial period for workers to six months under the proposed agreement, which also allows the employer to formally manage benefit issues. The VECTEA agreement is an important enterprise agreement that governs the sector sector of the Victorian community. 2020 is the year in which we will begin negotiations for a new agreement establishing your remuneration and terms. The highlights of the 2016 negotiations the last time the agreement was reached, as found by the AEU, included an annual salary increase of 3 per cent, 15 days off for co-educators and pay parity with teachers at the higher level of early childhood teachers (representing an additional 13 per cent) and pay parity with teachers at the lower level of early childhood teachers (equivalent to 8 additional per cent). For the first time in a generation, we have a proposal for an agreement that puts in place important measures for workload and contracts. The agreement was adopted with 87.5% yes in the choice of workers.
The union says the ministry`s instructions are aimed at implementing a new performance and development process, in violation of clause 13, paragraph 3, of the agreement. Following the government`s response, ELAA and the AEU will meet to begin finalizing the terms of the next VECTEA, which will reflect what was agreed by the negotiation and what the government has agreed to adequately fund. The formal approval process for the next VECTEA will then be launched through the Fair Work Commission. David Worland, CEO of ELAA, paid tribute and thanked the ELAA Industrial Relations Reference Group, which provided support and advice to ELAA negotiators throughout the process.