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World Teacher’s Day – did you know?

Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers is the theme for 2017 World Teachers‘ Day which is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world each year on October 5 and in Australia on the last Friday in October. On October 5 1966 a special intergovernmental …

Legislative Reform – Major changes – the Bill at a Glance

Our education system could experience the biggest legislative change in 40 years if the draft of the new Education and Children’s Services Bill 2016 [2017] is accepted. The Bill which would replace the Education Act 1972 and the Children’s Services Act 1985 includes changes to …

I don’t want a support person. I demand a representative

Whenever a meeting with management has the potential to have disciplinary consequences, it is essential that members do not go in alone. Enterprise Agreements will generally codify this, but natural justice would determine this right anyway. If your letter of meeting notification talks of bringing …

Collectivism despite the most trying of situations

After years of upheaval and uncertainty, and much media coverage, the Islamic College of South Australia (ICOSA) went into receivership and liquidation in June. It is testament to member’s collective resolve that they maintained focus on educating the students while exercising their workplace rights. It …

Catholic Church Insurances

  Until recently workers compensation in South Australian Catholic Schools has been handled by a dedicated team in SA. A recent restructure has meant many of the team members have been made redundant, the head office is now in Western Australia and the rehabilitation roles …

It “pays” to be a Union member.

Union checks calculation of redundancy payments finds extra $5K+ A recent spate of redundancies, some at a large Catholic school, made it apparent that proper process was not being followed by employers. Despite the protests of the employers to the contrary the Union was not …