Implementation of the certified agreement
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 128 No 2, 31 March 2023, page no. 6
The joint QTU/DoE Certified Agreement Implementation Committee (CAIC) will meet quarterly to monitor the progress of implementation of all elements of the new agreement.
The CAIC is made up of department employees and QTU officers. A schedule of implementation timelines will be developed and the QTU will monitor the timing of the implementation of each clause of the certified agreement.
The CAIC will meet each term, with the capacity to have additional meetings offline.
QTU and DoE officers with subject area expertise will also be invited to the meetings when required. Members will be provided with written CAIC updates, similar to those provided during EB negotiations.
The QTU has requested that priority be given to building cultural capability in workplaces, developing a guide for managing fatigue, and to the process through which primary school principals with more than 1,100 students may, in exceptional circumstances, be eligible for appointment to a higher banding. More information about this will be shared with members once it becomes available.
The department has an obligation to consult with the QTU on the implementation of each element of the new agreement.
Additional resources will be developed to unpack the wins in EB10 and QTEC training courses will be updated to include the new elements of the certified agreement. QTU brochures will also be updated in due course.
By now, eligible employees will have received the back-pay and new salary rates from the new agreement, which was certified in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 15 December.
Employees who are employed on a temporary basis or who work on supply had up to three months (until 15 March) to be re-employed in order to be eligible for the back-pay from 1 July 2022.