Pay Equity for Women
This year, unions led by the ASU and supported by the ACTU and the Federal Government are lodging a test case in Fair Work Australia using the new Equal Remuneration Laws embedded in the Fair Work Act. The case will impact the working lives of about 200,000 community workers.
Women work in all spheres of the public service and in many sectors they make up the majority of the workforce. This, of course, is true for public education.
The long enterprise bargaining and subsequent arbitrated dispute that educators in South Australia have been through is further evidence that women are still struggling to achieve pay equity across the board.
The ASU is running an excellent campaign in support of its test case in Fair Work Australia. Go to the site for further information, videos and your opportunity to send Julia Gillard a "kiss postcard" asking her to put an end to the lip service given to this very important issue.
Follow this link to download the flyer for the upcoming Adelaide rally on June 10th.
AEU officers were involved in this year's International Women's Day rally in Adelaide. Listen to a recent edition of AEUPOD to find out more.
Important information is provided here to enable schools to identify their FIR allocation for 2012. The AEU urges schools to use this funding to address workload concerns. > Read more
AEU members took over the streets of Adelaide on June 17, 2008 to call for fair pay, fair funding and a fair go for public education. Here are some photos from that momentous rally. > Read more
After two years of enterprise barganing, member action and arbitration, the AEU delivered pay increases ranging from 14.25% and 21.3% to AEU members in early 2010. > Read more
The AEU has received many calls from Step 9 teachers and leaders about the DECS document titled ‘Step 9 Teacher Leader Update’ which has been distributed by the Teacher Quality Unit. > Read more
The AEU & DECS have reached agreement on the content of the 2011 PAC Handbook. > Read more
The Awards for DECS preschools and schools and TAFE SA have been officially published by the Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia. > Read more
The AEU has been engaged in ongoing negotiations with DECS regarding the conversions to permanency for SSOs and ECWs as provided for in Clause 2.2 of our new Award. Members who have been offered permanency have until Monday 15 November to submit their signed offer. > Read more
Make a submission to the Federal Funding Review. Don't give up your hard won rights. State Budget Cuts. Don't close the door on adult re-entry. > Read more
With DECS refusing to consider Step 9 applications lodged by TRTs, the AEU has initiated proceedings to clarify this matter. > Read more
Clause 2.2 of the new Award specifies the eligibility requirements for SSOs and ECWs to be converted to permanency during Term 4. > Read more
Member contact would indicate that the Step 9 process is progressing well in most schools and preschools. > Read more
DECS Chief Executive Chris Robinson has sent a circular to all site leaders and teachers clarifiying the Step 9 process. > Read more
The AEU has produced an Information Sheet on the Step 9 application process. > Read more
All DECS employees who are currently on Step 8 and have completed (or are about to complete) 207 duty days on that step are eligible to apply for reclassification to Step 9. > Read more
The AEU and DECS have been meeting regularly since Decision 1 was handed down by the Commission on 10 February 2010 in relation to leadership classification and structure. > Read more
Now that both parts of the Arbitrated Decision have been handed down, it is timely to have a look at the very significant gains for AEU leaders. > Read more
On Friday 25 June 2010 the Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia handed down Decision 2 of the Arbitration Case. Here you will find a summary in how the decision relates to school teachers. > Read more
Both parts of the Arbitrated Decision have resulted in some very significant gains for preschool members. > Read more
Both parts of the Arbitration Decision have resulted in some very significant gains for Aboriginal Educators. > Read more
Both parts of the Arbitrated Decision have resulted in very significant gains for SSO members. > Read more
The Draft DECS and TAFE Awards have been made available by the IRC (SA) for publication today. > Read more
The Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia today handed down Stage 2 of its TAFE arbitration decision. > Read more
The hours worked by teachers are excessive and unreasonable. Workload protections should be formulated to reduce those hours. The current workload protections are ineffective, as evidenced by the hours worked. > Read more
The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) handed down their Stage 2 arbitration decision today. The AEU is delighted that the Commission has recognised that education workers are overworked and do not have enough time to focus on the core work of teaching and learning. > Read more
South Australian educators are celebrating their win in the Industrial Relations Commission with the finalisation of arbitration delivering very significant improvements for preschools, schools and TAFEs. > Read more
A new Step 9 classification has been implemented as a result of Arbitration between the AEU and DECS. > Read more
The IRC decision on the salaries and classifications component of the Arbitration awarded backpay to the commencement of the first pay period following October 1 2009. > Read more
The Industrial Relations Commission has published the Stage 1 Arbitration Decision. > Read more