„Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews was elected with a promise to save TAFE, but it appears that his government does not support TAFE teachers and is ready to allow TAFE CEOs to undermine the agreement.“ We have created webinars to support the implementation and declaration of the agreement. Click below, and searh for TAFE-specific training to access these recordings. Under the current four-year employment contract, signed last October, a TAFE teacher`s time in the classroom is limited to 800 hours per year, while class planning and evaluation time is limited to 400 hours. „Some teachers do 35 [personal lessons a week] at Bendigo Kangan,“ says the teacher. The Bendigo Kangan Institute has already placed its staff on the rotationboard to provide additional supervision of students in addition to the usual teaching tasks, resulting in more than 30 individual teacher disputes heard by the Fair Labour Commission. The following successive inter-professional agreements are the subject of successive inter-professional agreements, several of TAFE`s national institutes have applied for fair work in order to break their employment contracts with teachers and to force teachers to spend more hours teaching in person. A teacher at the Bendigo Kangan Institute, who requested anonymity, said that after the move, class hours had gone from an average of 21 hours per week, from 21 hours a week to 27 to 30 hours of classes for many teachers, as stipulated in the enterprise agreement. „For the TAFE institutes, it is a lack of respect for TAFE teachers and a blatant grip for more hours of classes in order to achieve greater productivity among AEU members, which has never been agreed upon,“ said Meredith Peace, the union`s Victorian branch. Thousands of TAFE`s Victorian teachers are about to go to war with their employers, TAFE`s public institutes, to increase their teaching burden without a pay increase. Its measures „are in line with the educational agreements agreed in the agreement that all TAFE CEOs signed in 2018,“ Peace said. The Federation, Victoria University, Swinburne University and RMIT TAFEs did not join the other institutes to rewrite the labour agreement. Your enterprise agreement defines the terms and conditions of your work, including your compensation, leave, work settlement and dispute resolution process.
Several TAFE institutes met last week to ask the Fair Labour Committee to amend the text of the current multi-company agreement they signed in October last year to clarify that classroom evaluation should not be taken into account during school hours. If an enterprise agreement is in effect, the premium does not apply. Teachers argue that the change will open the door for institutes, force them to take additional classes, which increases their workload.