The NSW Christian Schools (Teaching Staff) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2018-2020 (MEA) was lodged with the Fair Work Commission on 12 July 2018. It had been endorsed by teachers in over 40 Christian schools.
Teachers in all schools endorsed the MEA, although the ballot failed in one school due to administrative problems with the roll of employees eligible to vote in the ballot. Teachers in that school will vote again on a single enterprise agreement identical to the MEA.
The MEA provides for increases of 2.3% or 2.5% from February 2018, 2.5% from February 2019 and 2.5% from February 2020.
In addition the MEA provides a new personal carer’s leave scheme of 15 days per annum available to be used for sick leave or carer’s leave with indefinite accrual (all existing personal/carer’s leave is preserved). The Union considers this to be a definite improvement on the current arrangements that limit accrual and provide more limited carer’s arrangements.
Members should ring their Union organiser if they have any queries about implementation once the MEA is approved by the Fair Work Commission.