Threat of Catholic teacher strike
NEGOTIATIONS have stalled between the Independent Education Union (IEU) and the Catholic Commission of Employment Relations (CCER) over a new enterprise agreement for NSW and ACT Catholic systemic schools.
THE CCER is refusing to recognise the power of the Fair Work Commission to arbitrate on industrial disputes, a fact that IEU Secretary John Quessy finds ironic.
“We are engaged in a dispute about how disputes are settled,” he said.
Industrial action is planned for later this term with Catholic school teachers and support staff planning a series of rolling stop work actions to defend their right to a fair hearing in front of the industrial umpire.