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Bargaining for new ACTPS Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement


The ACT Public Sector Education and Training Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2014-18 (the Agreement) nominally expired on 30 September 2018 and bargaining for a new Agreement has commenced on 31 January 2018.

Information updates for employees will be placed on this page throughout the bargaining, voting and approval process.

Commencement of Consideration Period and Voting for the ACT Public Sector Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022

The Education Directorate is pleased to announce the commencement of the consideration period for the ACT Public Sector Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022 for staff covered by this agreement.

Consideration Process

As required by the Fair Work Act 2009, we have provided the proposed new enterprise agreement and also two documents to assist staff in their consideration of the proposed enterprise agreement, as follows:

The consideration period will continue from today until the commencement of the voting period.

Voting Process

Very shortly, Elections ACT will be emailing all eligible staff to inform them of the voting process which, for the majority of staff, will be conducted electronically through their secure netVote system. Postal voting will be conducted by Elections ACT for staff that will be on leave over the voting period or who are unable to access emails.

Approval Process

The agreement is made when a majority of staff who cast a valid vote endorse the agreement. Once the enterprise agreement is made, the agreement will be provided to the Fair Work Commission for approval. The new agreement will commence operation seven days after it is approved by the Fair Work Commission.

Enterprise Agreement (EA) Bargaining Updates

Notice of Employee Representational Rights

In accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act), the ACT Government is required to provide all teaching staff employed by the Education Directorate with a Notice of Employee Representational Rights (the Notice):

Staff who wish to appoint a bargaining representative should provide details of their appointed representative in writing including full contact details for the representative (name, contact number and email address), so that they can be informed of scheduled meetings and other relevant information. These details must be sent to:

Mr Russell Noud
GPO Box 158 Canberra City ACT 2601
Email: russell.noud@act.gov.au

Should you wish to discuss the contents of the Notice of Representational Rights please contact People and Performance below:

For Further Information and Enquires

During the bargaining process Education Directorate staff and bargaining representatives will be able to direct their issues or queries to the Workplace Relations team at workplace.relations@act.gov.au.