Early Childhood Negotiating agreements in early childhood

We are currently in negotiations for new workplace agreements covering members in various early childhood service providers not covered by the VECTEA or EEEA. Here is a rundown as of July 2022.

Local councils

Moonee Valley City Council and Hume City Council agreements have been approved by the Fair Work Commission and are now in operation. 

City of Kingston: the unions have agreed to a 12-month rollover with the inclusion of a 1.75% pay increase, 16 weeks parental leave and an entitlement to three days of flexibility leave. 

Bargaining has commenced with Glen Eira City Council and with South Gippsland Shire Council.

Early Intervention 

Next Sense and Noah’s Ark agreements have both been approved by the Fair Work Commission. An in-principle agreement has been reached with Gateways, and bargaining has commenced at Pinarc.

Gowrie Victoria 

Bargaining for Gowrie Victoria has commenced. Members who work at Gowrie: please look out for further communications regarding meetings and negotiation updates. 

KU Children’s Services is set to commence bargaining in a couple of months. We will contact members to start the log of claims process. 

If you become aware that your employer is about to commence bargaining, please contact EC organiser Max Grarock at [email protected] to ensure that we are at the bargaining table representing members.

We use the VECTEA and EEEA pay and conditions as the benchmarks for every log of claims across all early childhood service providers.

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