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1 Enterprise Bargaining Information Session Department of Education and Training Teachers’ Certified Agreement 2009

2 Background The Queensland Government and Queensland Teachers’ Union reached in-principle agreement for a replacement teachers’ certified agreement on 6 November 2009 subject to members’ endorsement Further to union vote, the Department of Education and Training now required to conduct a formal ballot for certification by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

3 Ballot process Ballot to be conducted from the start of week three, Term 1 (Monday 8 February 2010) –Electronic ballot (e-ballot) to be sent to eligible employees with active addresses –Eligible employees on leave or without active addresses will receive a postal ballot See for:www.education.qld.gov.au/teacher-agreement –copy of proposed agreement –information on e-ballot process –PowerPoint presentation –schedule of information seminars

4 Key changes in proposed agreement Annual salary increases Additional payments New Classroom Teacher classification Temporary Teachers: vacation pay, permanency Professional matters National Partnership Agreements

5 Annual salary increases Total salary increase of 12.5% –4.5% from 1 July 2009 –4% from 1 July 2010 –4% from 1 July 2011

6 Additional payments School Leaders (Stream 3): Additional 2.5% from 1 July 2011 for increased responsibility, accountability in delivery of improved student outcomes Heads of Program (Stream 2): Additional 2.5% from 1 July 2011 for increased responsibility in implementing educational initiatives

7 Additional payments (cont.) Adjustment of Beginning Teacher salary (Band 2, Step 1) to $56,900 by 1 July 2011 One-off payment of $500 to be paid as salary in the first pay period after 1 July 2010 for teachers classified from Band 2, Step 2 to Band 3, Step 4

8 New Classroom Teacher classification Creation of a new Classroom Teacher classification (Band 4, Step 1) from 1 July 2010 Selection process, including position description, to be finalised by Department and Union no later than 1 April 2010 Personal, tenured classification accessible through merit selection process by: –four-year trained teachers with four or more years’ satisfactory service as a Senior Teacher –three-year trained teacher with seven or more years’ satisfactory service as Senior Teacher Union represented at each step of merit selection process

9 Temporary Teachers: vacation pay Enhanced summer vacation pay entitlement for Temporary Teachers with at least 100 days’ service in a school year including at least ten days in Term 4 Paid leave calculated on basis of pro rata of 4 weeks’ salary, for example: –150 days’ temporary work including 10 days in Term Four = 15 days’ summer vacation pay

10 Temporary Teachers: permanency Temporary Teachers with three years’ continuous service to be offered permanent position –May include up to 20% supply within any one school year –Breaks in employment not to exceed a total of three months during school terms Position may not be at current location, subject to usual transfer requirements

11 Professional matters Roll-out of compulsory induction/introduction programs for Beginning Teachers –Where Beginning Teachers required to attend, treated as rostered duty time Phased implementation of Developing Performance Framework Managing Unsatisfactory Performance processes and procedures to be reviewed –Review to develop separate processes for Classroom Teachers, Heads of Program and School Leaders

12 National Partnership Agreements Literacy and/or Numeracy Coaches Summer School Special Payment Memoranda of Agreements including: –Incentives for high-quality teachers and graduates –Development of agreed standards, recognition processes for Accomplished and Leading Teachers –Staffing arrangements and conditions for “University Training Schools”, including consideration of additional coordination and non-contact time

13 Ballot process Ballot to be conducted from the start of week three, Term 1 (Monday 8 February 2010) –Electronic ballot (e-ballot) to be sent to eligible employees with active addresses –Eligible employees on leave or without active addresses will receive a postal ballot See for:www.education.qld.gov.au/teacher-agreement –copy of proposed agreement –information on e-ballot process –PowerPoint presentation –schedule of information seminars


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