Fair Work Commission updates termination clause in Children’s Services Award

As part of it’s Modern Award Review the Fair Work Commission has decided to vary the ‘payment of wages on termination’ clause in the Children’s Services Award 2010 to account for a lack of clarity around the period of time within which termination payments should be paid to departing employees.

4 months ago

by Jason Roberts

ACTU warns educators to check pay slips, and ensure wage rises are passed on

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) have warned workers, including those employed in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, to check their next few pay slips, and ensure they are getting the correct pay rate, following on from award wage increases which came into effect on July 1.

5 months ago

by Freya Lucas

What will the ALP’s key IR policies mean for the ECEC sector?

With the Federal election just days away, Queensland workplace law expert Denise O’Reilly, Principal at O’Reilly Workplace Law, has shared her summary of the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP’s) key industrial relations (IR) policies that she thinks are of interest, and of concern, for business.

7 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark

The system has failed educators: Shorten’s plan to fix it

The system has failed early childhood educators “the parent’s know it, the community knows it, everybody knows it” Australian Labor Party (ALP) Leader Bill Shorten has said during a doorstop interview while explaining the ALP’s strategy to improve wages while reducing the cost of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services for families.

7 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Casuals excluded from enterprise agreement votes unless they have a shift on voting day

While we were enjoying our Christmas holiday, the Fair Work Commission made a decision on 31 December 2018 that has an Australian-wide impact on enterprise bargaining voting rights for casual employees, Human Resources Director has reported. The decision reached could have a large impact on the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, which has a large casualised workforce.

9 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark