Welcome to 2024. We hope our members in the early childhood education and care sector have had a well-deserved break.
Negotiations for a new enterprise agreement (EA) between the IEU and KU began in April 2023, and meetings will continue in 2024.
While the IEU welcomes KU’s revised offer of 4% increases to salaries and allowances a year, we note there is no intention to introduce an Educational Leader allowance.
The IEU held Zoom meetings late last year with members to gain their feedback on KU’s offer and members overwhelmingly indicated they did not accept it.
The offer so far
Under KU’s proposal, programming time for full-time teachers would increase by one hour per week but no time was offered for completing the now-compulsory Transition to School Statements, Individual Behaviour Support Plans, Individual Learning Plans, funding applications or specialist reports.
Some items have been agreed in-principle, including: