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Catholic EA – Term 2, 2022 Bargaining Report

COVID delayed our first negotiating meeting until August 2020 after which the project fell into a game of 2 halves. The negotiating of content with full teams around the table for 19 meetings and then hundreds of hours of drafting meetings involving rewriting, fine negotiations …

IEU letter to CESA re vax Policy – 2 May 2022

2 May 2022 Dr Neil McGoran Director Catholic Education SA By email Dear Neil, Re: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy proposal I further respond to the proposed Vaccination Policy in the light of the Memo of 28 April 2022. There is no simple answer as to whether …

IEU Response to CESA: Vaccine Mandate Policy Consultation

14 April 2022 Dr Neil McGoran Director Catholic Education SA By email CC to Susan Young Dear Neil, Re: Vaccine Mandate Policy Consultation I acknowledge receipt of a copy of the letter from Professor Spurrier to yourself dated 12 April. I note the Professor gives …

Vax Policies – Questions Finally Answered

Before entering any detailed consultation on school policies which would continue the vaccination mandate for school staff in SA, the IEU sought answers as to the evidence-based rationale for such a move. Last night I finally received a response from the Catholic Education Office (CESA) and …

Employer responses fail to address concerns

Members have been waiting anxiously for the employer response to our 2 fundamental questions What evidence-based data would support the proposal that unvaccinated staff present an unacceptable elevated risk to others? Should a mandate be maintained, will it make an appreciable difference when so many …

IEU letter to CESA seeking evidence based justification for continuing mandate

The IEU is seeking evidence-based justification for continuing the vaccine mandate in Catholic schools. Members are advised to await the answers from CESA to our attached letter before responding to employer feedback request and to ask the same questions of local management. See letter below …

Catholic Director’s Response Leaves Key Issues Unresolved

Whilst acknowledging the timely and detailed response to the IEU’s letter of 1 February, there was no movement from the CEO on problematic positions. Masks are a settled issue with the acknowledgement that the employer would not be relying on the issuing of reusable cloth …

COVID-related return to school issues

As much as some “return to school” issues are resolving, others are not. The attached letter has been sent to Dr Neil Mc Goran, CESA Director, outlining the IEU position on various matters and requesting answers to specific questions. Ideally some matters can be agreed …

Catholic Bargaining Update – Payrise Delivered, Vote Coming

  The Catholic EA has had an elephantine gestation, but rest assured, it is on its way for voting hopefully in Term 1 next year. At the IEU’s request the employers agreed to make the proposed payrise from May 2021 and that should have come …