Early Childhood Updates on early childhood bargaining

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  • 7 Sep 2020

While negotiations continue for VECTEA and EEEA, bargaining has also been occurring for members in LGAs.

Moonee Valley City
It was proposed and agreed by all parties that bargaining be suspended for a period of three months to allow an opportunity to focus on wellbeing of staff and a commitment to local communities throughout this period.

Yarra City
There will be a 12-month variation to the current EA; with a 1.25% or $25 per week pay increase (whichever is the greater), payable from the first complete pay period in September 2020. All current terms and conditions of employment will remain in place during that period.

City of Casey
The AEU urged all members in Casey to ’Vote NO’ to the City of Casey’s proposed enterprise agreement. The City of Casey was only offering a one-year rollover with a 1% pay increase, to apply from 1 January 2020. The AEU and other unions rejected this offer and put forth the proposal of a one-year rollover with a 1.25% increase or $25 per week (whichever was greater for each employee). Casey refused this proposal and put a non-union Enterprise Bargaining Agreement to an employee vote.

Fortunately, the unions’ campaign was successful, with 56% of Casey employees voting no. This means we go back to the bargaining table and continue to negotiate for a better deal, whether that be in the form of a roll-over or bargaining for a new enterprise agreement.

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