In response to the concerns around the increasing ES workload and continued undervaluation of ES work a clear commitment has been made in Clause 10(8) of VGSA 2017.
The Commitments states: ‘The dimensions of work which outline the roles and responsibilities for education support class employees will be reviewed during the life of this agreement in consultation with the union(s) with any agreed changes being included in a subsequent agreement.’
As a result, AEU and DET have established ES Dimensions of Work Working Party.
Working Party Webchats
Every Monday during Term 3
Join in any time between 3:00pm-5:00pm
Throughout Term 3, the AEU invites ES members to "drop in" and give feedback on workload issues.
The AEU has created an online meeting space using WebEx, which can be accessed on a smart phone, iPad or computer. WebEx is similar to Skype, but with capacity for many people to participate as well as edit documents.
Members can join the meeting for a short time or the whole time to provide their feedback, listen to other members' feedback and take part in the discussions.
For instructions on how to enter the meeting space contact [email protected] to organise an email link and further instructions.