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Less time in the classroom, more time at Union meetings

Union matters continue to rear their head. 

Following the paramedics and contentious fight fighters’ battle, teachers are now coming forward. 

The enterprise agreement put forward by the Australian Education Union is suggesting a range of leave and pay adjustments. 

These include deducting two hours a week of teaching for industrial matters, personal leave increase to 15 days, and teachers deemed in a poor state of health have indefinite leave. 

‘They get four weeks holiday a year, but an extra eight is just thrown in on top,’ Neil Mitchell said.


Education consultant Cheryl Lacey says ‘monitoring’ the work environment and overtime teachers perform is ‘lacking’.

‘The whole context of this is looking at what the union is seeking on behalf of teachers and supporting them as professionals,’ Ms. Lacey told Neil.

‘When you’ve got these enterprise agreements beefing up their stresses, it makes it worse for teachers to do their job effectively.’

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