National Curriculum being introduced, so why not National rates of pay for doing the same job across Australia?
1. Pay comparisons NSW and QLD http://www.qieu.asn.au/sisters_of_mercy.pdf Other schools’ comparisons http://www.qieu.asn.au/744.html
2. Religious Institute Boys and Religious Girls Schools at each school site voted as to whether each school would strike on Wednesday 24th March. The process is taking place as stipulated in the Fair Work Australia legislation introduced by the Rudd government and overseen by the Electoral Commission.
3. Media reports by the Courier Mail that teachers are deliberately interrupting exams is not true. At our school, Senior exams finish the day before the strike, so teachers have been very careful not to disrupt these. Exams can occur on almost any day of the school year, so if disruption of school activities is of concern, then employers need to consider this. Following is the Courier Mail article which also has a list of participating schools. This list may also be inaccurate, as some schools had not voted whether to strike or not at their individual site, at the time of this article. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/catholic-school-teachers-to-strike-during-exams/story-e6freon6-1225842283491 Quote “Wage comparisons on the QIEU website show Christian Brothers teachers – at schools like Marist, St Joseph’s Nudgee and Gregory Terrace Colleges – earn between about $2000 and $6000 less than their New South Wales counterparts.”
4. Co-curricular and extra curricular bans are also in place at participating schools.
5. More media reports http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2010/03/18/qld-catholic-teachers-to-strike/