IEU members from across the nation’s schools and early childhood centers welcome the federal government’s Secure Job, Better Wages Bill.
The previous LNP government’s broken workplace laws will take some time to fully unpack and repair – but the government’s Bill is a good start towards a much fairer system:
- Greater access to flexible work
- Multi-employer bargaining to get wages moving
- An end to the abuse of rolling fixed-term contracts
- Pay equity and reducing the gender pay gap
Thousands of IEU members and their families will benefit from these changes, and look forward to the second phase of government reforms so that members stand a fair chance to address stagnating wages and unsustainable workloads in schools.