When his school was contacted by Monash University with a request to offer practicum experience at a rate of $21.20 a day for the supervising teachers, Riverina Branch President and Holy Spirit Primary Lavington Rep Simon Goss knew something was wrong.
“I knew the Union had been negotiating for 12 to 18 months with universities to establish a fee greater than that,” Simon said.
“This was in consideration of the fact the fee hadn’t changed since the early 90s. “I advised teachers at my school to wait while I contacted the Union, who immediately instigated negotiations with Monash.
“Without the Union support we would not have been able to achieve this change. Prompt member action pays dividends.”
The agreement provides the following rates: