Attention Catholic Teachers

Vote “NO” Again!

CEWA have decided to once again put their draft agreement to vote. IEU Members and all Catholic Teachers are urged to vote “NO” when the vote begins on 2 November 2022.

CEWA are hoping that salary increases will be enough to get their woefully inadequate agreement over the finish line without having to meaningfully address teachers’ serious concerns about unsustainable workloads and other workplace conditions.

This is the perfect time to invite your colleagues to join you in the IEU so they can have their say and play their part in supporting a process which will benefit everyone in Catholic education. The more IEU members we have standing behind us at the bargaining table, the stronger we will be!

Information on CEWA’s Proposed Agreement

IEUWA Members’ Log of Claims
Developed by surveying and discussing issues with IEU Members, this document lays out the claims of IEU Teacher Members in Catholic Schools for their next EBA and was presented to CEWA at the beginning of bargaining in 2021.

CEWA Response to IEU Members Log of Claims
CEWA provided this document in response to the IEU Log of Claims above; the majority of members’ claims were rejected by CEWA.

IEU Members’ Proposed Clauses for Teachers EBA
Current as of September 12 2022, this document contains the IEU’s edits to the then-current proposed EBA that CEWA had provided.

Catholic Teacher EBA – Comparison Document (February 2022)
This document was issued during the previous vote in February 2022, comparing CEWA’s offer at that time to other WA non-government education Agreements and the Federal Award.

Funding documents
The following both indicate the level of funding that WA Non-government schools are receiving from the State and Federal Governments.

Relevant Award
Since bargaining last took place, CEWA have moved into the federal industrial relations system. That means that CEWA employees and bargaining must adhere to the conditions laid out in the Fair Work Act. Teachers are covered by the Educational Services (Teachers) Award.