Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 2, 12 March 2021, page no. 29
Does the pay deferral impact our increments as well as salary? When are the salary increases due?
The deferral does not delay the roll out of other improvements in conditions contained in the agreement and does not delay salary increments.
The new timeline for the 2.5 per cent salary increase is as follows:
Was Deferred to
1 July 2020 1 July 2021
1 July 2021 1 January 2022
When rostered on first for playground duty, can I leave if the replacement teacher hasn’t turned up?
It is the Union’s opinion that teachers have a duty of care to wait until the next rostered teacher arrives to relieve them, so the teacher should not leave the students unattended.
If the relieving teacher does not turn up, you should send a message to the office. If the replacement teacher/aide does not turn up on time regularly, this should be raised with administration.
Our staff meeting is held on Tuesday and I only work Wednesday through to Friday as a part-time teacher. What are my obligations for attending the staff meeting?
There is no requirement for part-time teachers to attend school staff meetings on days they are not rostered to work. Of course, as a professional you should be mindful of ensuring you read the minutes of the meeting, to ensure you are not missing out on anything important.
I need to leave early for a medical appointment next week. Is there a minimum amount of sick leave I have to take?
The department’s custom and practice is that the minimum period of deduction is 15 minutes and that sick leave can be processed in 15-minute increments in excess of this minimum.
Where a teacher accesses sick leave for less than a full day, they should only be debited for the amount of rostered duty time they are absent (i.e. excluding the meal break).