The IEU Victoria Tasmania provides a collegial and supportive work environment with a comprehensive set of salaries and conditions, in accordance with the EIEU staff agreement. The State Government and employers` organizations such as Melbourne Catholic Education must, in agreement with staff and their local community, provide headteachers with the necessary authority to make decisions to respond to local realities, to ensure that training programs continue, while the health and safety of staff and students , in accordance with labour protection law, are priorities and effectively managed. Meredith Peace, AEU President Victoria Debra James, Secretary General IEU Vic-Tas The Australian Education Union and the Union of Independent Education are calling on Prime Minister Daniel Andrews and Education Minister James Merlino to urgently provide schools with the flexibility and support they need to deliver quality education programs, while ensuring teacher health and safety , support staff, school leaders and students. Applicants must have an up-to-date Victorian driver`s licence. IEU officials are expected to work a few hours. Our profession knows how important it is to teach face to face to deliver quality education. However, in the event of an escalation of the pandemic, school agreements must take due account of key health and safety issues, appropriate measures to limit transfer, such as physical degradation, and the broader government advice to Victorian workers that those who can work from home should do so. The current directive does not work for all schools and needs to be amended. We have received several reports from public and Catholic school principals who have been prevented from taking reasonable steps to reduce risk. Headteachers understand the flexibility to determine the most appropriate and secure arrangements for their communities and the local context in which they find themselves. This flexibility could mean a reduction in the number of staff and students in the field, and that students attending the school and those whose parents have kept them at home receive training that is essential to the mental health of all. This position focuses on the organisation of Catholic and independent schools, the effective representation of the members of the European Union, the support of representatives of the European Union and the recruitment of new members. Experience in the non-governmental education sector is an asset.
Thousands of teachers and auxiliaries in the areas covered by the Level 3 restrictions are currently required to participate in workstations to take on tasks such as operating remote classrooms, which could be conducted as effectively and much safer at home. In addition to the increased risk of transmission, this is of great concern to school staff and their families. It`s got to change. We believe that headteachers need to be given the confidence and flexibility to make the best decisions for their local realities. The physical and mental health and safety of our members is ignored and given greater priority. The Ministry of Education does not provide schools with the flexibility to properly address these issues at each assessment. A black-and-white approach in a pandemic where circumstances change almost every day does not provide the agility our schools desperately need.