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Calculating Teacher Christmas Holiday Pay

If a teacher has worked all 4 terms, they can expect to be paid continuously through the Christmas break if continuing or if not continuing they would receive pay for the full 12 months through to the start of the new school year. The usual …

Computers displacing specialist teachers – Curriculum is Union business

A Catholic primary school in Adelaide is proposing to change their language program from Indonesian to Chinese – not a completely uncommon occurrence however is was the mode of delivery that concerned us. The proposed change will see the school implement the program My Chinese …

Casual Pay Premium a Myth

The ACTU has released a new paper which argues that most casual workers get nowhere near the 25% loading due to them, instead receiving a “modest wage premium” of 4% to 5% more than permanent employees. Contrasting this with the common 25% award-prescribed loading for …

Help us get the children off Nauru

Scott Morrison has the power to immediately end the suffering of refugee children, their families and others seeking asylum who are stuck in limbo on Nauru.  He can immediately order their transfer to Australia and prevent the trauma they are experiencing every day. As teachers, …

Adelaide Change the Rules Rally

What better day for a rally? .. What better reason for a rally? The union movement in Adelaide came out in force on 25 October to send the message that SA is behind the national campaign to Change The Rules. The IEU flags flew proudly …