The Canberra Times is reporting that the teacher’s war is finally over with:
“an 11.5 per cent wage rise over the next 212 years”
Boy did they ever get screwed on that one!
(ok, I think it’s meant to read 2 1/2 years)
So when does the next round kick off?
UPDATE: Nyssa wrote in to describe it thusly:
Today’s CT briefly states that yesterday’s final day of arbitration between the ACT Govt and ACTDET ended with an 11.5% pay increase (over 2 1/2 years – backdated to March 2006) and increased teaching hours from 18 to 19hrs face to face a week.
Teachers have to vote on it next month – which I thought they wouldn’t have to as the arbitrator’s decision is final and legally binding to all parties.
So now that’s out of the way teachers may actually find out where they are placed for 2007, myself included, with 13 days to go before the mandated PD (professional development) sessions begin on the 30th January.