Threat of Catholic teacher strike

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS -

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.

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