What an interesting time for employers and our union. The union leadership has been proactive in pressing our claims to the employers at the Fair Work Commission.
Employers have not been engaged in trying to address the issues that have been put to them over the last 18 months.
Their delaying tactics demonstrates strongly that respect for the teachers and support staff in Catholic systemic schools are a low priority.
The season of Lent puts social justice to the fore, however, not for employers when it comes to staff in their schools.
What I want to emphasise is that the union leadership is implementing numerous strategies to press our employers to demonstrate their integrity for their employees.
However, we as members, can keep up our profile, pressure and actions in our workplace: wear your yellow shirt, make sure signs are up and visible, wear stickers and importantly have conversations about our claims. Together we are stronger.