Union action stops Hunter school adding two extra work weeks to calendar

Strong chapter action at Hunter Valley Grammar School has resulted in a proposal to extend the school year being withdrawn.

The school put a proposal to members that consisted of the payment of an allowance in exchange for teachers attending school an additional two weeks per year.

It was suggested that the additional weeks would be to cover professional development and planning.

The chapter met and moved a motion expressing their opposition to the proposal. The motion was supported unanimously, signed by all members, and provided to the employer.

As a result the school has now taken the proposal off the table.