Pay rise and improvements for Pacific Group of Christian schools

After rejecting a proposed Multi Enterprise Agreement for a group of Christian schools now covered by the AIS in 2017, teachers at Pacific Hills Christian School have recently voted unanimously to approve an enterprise agreement (EA), which provides a new allowance for Highly Accomplished Teachers and others who complete a Masters degree in Christian education or Christian leadership.

Eligible teachers in the Pacific Group of Christian schools will receive an additional annual allowance of $5500.

The new allowance, confirmed by the Pacific Hills Principal Dr Ted Boyce in a letter to staff on 9 February, applies to HAT or similarly qualified teachers in the classroom from 20 January this year.

In the new EA endorsed by members at Pacific Hills, as for other similar schools, there is provision for annual salary increases of 2.3, 2.5 and 2.5% over the next three years.

The increases at Pacific Hills were backdated from 20 January 2018 and paid in the payroll run after 19 February.

IEU thanks the rep and members at Pacific Hills for their engagement in achieving such a positive outcome, including their participation in two chapter meetings held at the start of a busy year.

Pam Smith
Assistant Secretary