Securing your break entitlements
Last week’s Workload Wednesday created a lot of discussion among members who had not been receiving their full meal break and rest pause entitlements.
These entitlements are non-negotiable. The department expects teachers to receive 225 minutes of meal breaks, in addition to 50 minutes of rest/pause breaks each week. To deny you these entitlements would be to breach the Teachers Award and the certified agreement. It could also be a workplace health and safety matter.
If you are not receiving the above conditions in full, you should:
- address the issue in writing with your school leader
- if the problem continues, raise your concerns with your Union Rep
- contact the Department of Education or your QTU Regional Organiser for assistance should the matter still not be resolved.
Uploaded 20 June 2018