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Two boys and a pissing contest

By nyssa76 30 October 2006 49

Everyone would have read or heard on radio about the continuing saga of EBA arguments [For teachers].

A brief “truce” has since floundered due to actions that the AEU calls deceitful – ACT DET requesting principals to give figures with 5% less high school and 10% less college teachers for the Secondary Transfer Round.

The Minister is adamant that these cuts need to be made in order to accommodate the AEU’s request for a 12% payrise (over 3yrs) for senior classroom teachers and a 9% payrise (over 3yrs) for younger (or less experienced) classroom teachers.

In a statement from the AEU’s website, Clive Haggar condemns the actions of the Minister and ACT DET:

“The ACT Government has now been completely exposed for the hypocrisy of its position in railing against the Federal Government’s Industrial Relations laws whilst at the same time using every avenue provided by those laws to delay and frustrate negotiations for a new teachers’ salaries & conditions agreement.”

Clive and the AEU members who attended Saturday’s meeting voted for more industrial action.

Yesterday’s CT (p.3) indicates the following dates for strikes in November (9:30am-12:30pm):

Monday 6th – All ACT Govt schools
Tuesday 14th – All ACT Govt schools
Tuesday 21st – Molongolo electorate
Wednesday 22nd – Brindabella electorate
Thursday 23rd – Ginninderra electorate
Thursday 30th – All ACT Govt schools

Why don’t they just formulate in the number of people 1) leaving the system and 2) retiring at the end of 2006 to cut out some of the 15% job cuts? Sounds too simple huh?

It’s like two boys having a pissing contest and neither will win.

UPDATE ED: The Canberra Times today has the story that the teachers’ union and Education Minister Andrew Barr are expected to announce today they will enter private mediation. If this is the case, the teachers are likely to call off next Monday’s strike. The Government has also insisted, and the union presumably agreed, that both sides accept the outcome of this provate arbitration in exchange for the matter not being taken to the Industrial Relations Commission.

UPDATE Private Arbitration will occur next week (the week before Christmas) and the AEU are stating that it will be a decision could be reached by mid-January. Please note, this is the reason for the lateness of the secondary transfer round and it will be released 1 week before teaching staff return to work (a week before the students).


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Rog 1:37 pm 15 Dec 06

Not exactly…

Rog 1:36 pm 15 Dec 06

Ha ha ha

Thumper 1:13 pm 15 Dec 06

Hehehe…

Hasdrubahl 1:03 pm 15 Dec 06

You have been with this man when he wanks? I think that should be private.

Rog 12:54 pm 15 Dec 06

OK, quite a few people have said that Clive Haggar is a ‘shifty looking dude’ a ‘childish twit’ and a ‘wanker’. I’ve got to agree wholeheartedly with all those coments. Believe me, i KNOW them to be true

nyssa76 5:25 pm 02 Nov 06

JTK, if she doesn’t have an offer, tell her to look at the private schools – teachers.on.net

She’ll get more money and most likely be permanent asap. Plus, she can apply to schools closer to home.

With the uncertainty over teacher positions, she might not get anything other than a contract for 2007 and THEN be given permanency if she has excellent contract reports.

I think it is a disgrace that with her ranking (the highest to those who don’t know) she isn’t made permanent.

Just goes to show they only want the arseholes.

GB – I wouldn’t have a prob if Clive didn’t respond like a child and if he hadn’t tried to ignore elements in the EBA to which he signed off on our behalf.

I’ll be glad when he’s gone – which won’t be until all his friends go….

James-T-Kirk 11:48 am 02 Nov 06

nyssa76 – No, she does not have an offer yet.

And I am with you, She works *way* more than she gets paid for.

Truth be known, she should be getting paid more than me. I finish work at 4, and am paid buckets. Sadly, the teachers can’t influence what they get paid. At least I can drop into the bosses office, have a short chat, and get about %10.

Thumper 9:11 am 02 Nov 06

Some beggars in India probably have to teach!

Absent Diane 8:49 am 02 Nov 06

some teachers in india have to beg. i guess that determines if they are doing a good job or not.

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