Advice Sheets

TAFE: Sub-branches sharing the workload

Summary: Your power in the workplace is very much related to how well you are organised. This means your sub-branch executive must share the workload with designated responsibilities attached to each position. How big should our sub-branch executive be? The AEU recommends the following in relation to the sub-branch size and the number of workplace executive positions. Number of members Sub-branch executive positions 11-30 3 31-50 4 51-70 5 71 plus 6   The AEU representative (or sub-branch president) should have a deputy or...

Schools: Special religious instruction (SRI)

Summary: From Term 1 2016, Ministerial Direction 145 applies to the provision of special religious instruction in schools. Principals should review any SRI provision in their school in light of the changes contained in the Ministerial Direction. Principals are responsible for making decisions related to SRI and unlike previous arrangements, are no longer required to seek parental interest each time an instructor approaches the school to deliver SRI. A further change relates to the delivery of SRI, which has been moved to non-curriculum time and can be delivered during lunchtime...

Schools: Annual leave loading

Publish date: 25/05/2017
Summary: Annual leave loading is a benefit won by members as part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement. All employees receive their leave loading in December. The allowance is 17.5% of four weeks’ salary. The allowance is calculated on the amount of paid service (in aggregate) for the period 1 December to 30 November. Payment is automatically paid to eligible employees in December each year. You must be employed on 30 November in that year to be eligible. Allowances (higher duties, special payments, etc.) are included. If you have ceased employment and are re-...

TAFE: Accident make-up pay

Summary: Key points An employee is entitled to access unused sick leave credits while a WorkCover claim is being determined. On the insurers acceptance of the claim, sick leave taken shall be recredited to the employee. An employee is entitled to 52 weeks make-up pay from the employer for a continuous or aggregate period of injury or incapacity. The employees rate of pay for up to 52 weeks shall be the employees actual rate of pay at the time of injury. Sick leave with pay cannot be paid while an employee is in receipt of compensation payments under...