Instrumental music teachers' bulletin 14 November 2018
The current State School Teachers’ Certified Agreement includes a commitment to review and/or renegotiate all existing Memoranda of Agreement (MOA). Members will be aware that the current Instrumental Music Teachers/Instructors MOA is now over a decade old.
The QTU have been working to deliver a replacement Instrumental Music Teachers/Instructors MOA since October 2016.
The QTU has consulted with members on a replacement MOA in the form of an online survey. By the end of semester 1, 2017, the QTU had collated member responses, engaged in further consultation with the Instrumental Music Special Interest Group, and provided a draft replacement MOA to the Department of Education.
Members engaged in the consultative process overwhelming told the QTU that a replacement MOA needs to address hours of work and work intensification.
Continued QTU consultation with members has identified significant changes to the work of instrumental music teachers and instructors since the current MOA was signed in 2006. The introduction of changes like recording, storing and reporting of QCE data, as well as the introduction of QCAA’s Instrumental Music curriculum, assessment, moderation, and reporting practices – none of which were negotiated with the QTU.
Meanwhile the department have offered two positions. The first, that the 2006 MOA be rolled into the next Certified Agreement. More recently the QTU has been able to engage the department in good faith bargaining, however the department continues to refuse a provision that will address the significant matters of hours of work and work intensification that QTU members have identified. The department’s rejection of measures to address hours of work and work is unacceptable.
The QTU, working with Instrumental Music Special Interest Group, has developed a list of work-to-rule measures that highlight the need for a replacement MOA and addresses hours of work and work intensification.
QTU instrumental music teachers/instructors are called to:
- Click here to open page containing form to submit your vote
- Enter your QTU membership number and password
- Vote YES to the work-to-rule measures
QTU members are required to enter their membership number and password to access the voting page only. All ballots will be de-identified.
The ballot will remain open until 3:00pm on Monday, 19 November 2018.
Authorised by Graham Moloney, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union
21 Graham Street,Milton, QLD, Australia, 4060