The IEU Chapter at the Samford Valley Steiner School have secured their very first collective agreement with the ongoing support of our union, winning key work conditions and wages protections.
IEU Organiser Nicole Lakidis said getting the agreement over the line was down to the dedication and perseverance of the Chapter.
“As members who have gone through the process of negotiating a first collective agreement will know, it can be tricky and needs a lot of site level education, organising and action,” Nicole said.
“The agreement took four years to negotiate but now the employees at the school have much better working conditions and wages, and we will be able to build off this agreement in the future.
“The members at this school have made a significant difference to their jobs and to the future of their school,” she said.
Reps lead the way
Chapter Reps Brendan Hook and Dave Rule (pictured above: Brendan on left and Dave on right) were two of the members instrumental in the campaign to start negotiating their collective agreement as well as the negotiations themselves.