If you are a Queensland teacher aide, or are interested in becoming one, you may have heard about the EBA agreement for 2019. The EBA, or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, is a contract negotiated between employers and employees to establish working conditions, wages, and other benefits.
The Queensland government has recently reached a new EBA agreement with the Queensland Public Sector Union, which represents teacher aides and other public sector employees. The agreement covers a range of issues, including salary increases, workload management, and professional development opportunities.
One of the key provisions of the agreement is a 2.5% pay rise for teacher aides, which will be implemented over a period of three years. This means that teacher aides will receive a 1% pay increase in the first year of the agreement, followed by another 1% increase in the second year and a final 0.5% increase in the third year.
In addition to the pay rise, the EBA agreement also includes provisions for better workload management. For example, it establishes minimum time frames for consultation and collaboration with other staff members, as well as guidelines for reasonable workloads and workload management strategies.
The agreement also provides for professional development opportunities for teacher aides, including access to training programs and resources to help them improve their skills and advance their careers.
Overall, the new EBA agreement represents a positive step forward for teacher aides in Queensland. It provides for better working conditions, higher wages, and increased opportunities for professional development and career advancement. If you are a Queensland teacher aide, you should take the time to review the agreement and familiarize yourself with its provisions. By doing so, you can ensure that you are getting the best possible working conditions and benefits.