Cesa Enterprise Agreement

As you know, our respective bargaining teams have been working for almost two years to reach agreement on a number of labour-related issues. Despite faithful intentions, solid discussions and hard work, we have not been able to reach an amicable solution on some issues. Our collaborators are essential to the realization of the mission of Catholic schools and, through our words and deeds, we bear witness to this mission. Click here to visit the Country Incentive Program page. Our employees are engaged, focused and good at what they do. Although each of our schools selects and recruits its own staff, all vacancies are advertised in positions. In addition, we also publish job offers on print and online platforms (e.B. Seek.com.au). There are many ways to work in one of our early childhood schools or services – in an educational or non-teaching role – as well as in a role within the Office of Catholic Education. However, both parties agree that we want to end the negotiations so that employees can benefit from the negotiated increases as quickly as possible. We are aware that Catholic school staff, who are so committed to the children and youth they serve, deserve their salary and stipend increases, as well as the applicable additional payment.

In this context, each party has agreed that we will withdraw our respective claims and offers, put the proposed company agreement to a vote and allow salary and compensation increases as well as payment arrears. Working for CESA can provide you with a family-friendly work environment and excellent workplace requirements and arrangements. We also agreed that if the vote is successful and the company agreement is approved by the Fair Work Board, the company agreement will apply for a period of 3 years from the date of approval by the Fair Work Board. We expect negotiations on the next company agreement to resume in 2019. We have jointly agreed that the current company agreement should be submitted to you for approval, with agreed changes as well as: The Employee Charter governs how employees interact and work with students, colleagues, parents, school communities, professionals and other members of the school community. The document explains how we witness faith, contribute to culture, and build partnerships. Inspired by our Catholic faith and in partnership with families, our schools are communities that create opportunities to cope with life in abundance – in all its personal, religious, political, environmental and cultural richness. As employees, we provide high-performing community work services in our 103 schools and throughout the Catholic Board of Education. Catholic Education SA encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply, and we are an equal opportunity employer.

The Office of Catholic Education (Adelaide) is an employer of choice for women (2007, 2008 and 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013). The minimum requirement in our schools is defined in the Catholic Education SA 2017 company agreement. Together, we still have a lot of work to do to draft the revised document, make it available for your consideration, and then complete the voting process. We are writing on behalf of the 16 employers in Catholic schools and the Department of the Independent Education Union (SA). .