Teachers break pay stalemate
Tasmanian teachers could be the first to end a year-long stalemate with the Tasmanian Government over pay and conditions.
The Australian Education Union (AEU) executive has unanimously endorsed an offer that the Government says amounts to a 7-per-cent pay increase over three years, and a productivity bonus.
The union said experienced teachers could see a maximum 8.5 per cent pay rise over three years, and 7.5 per cent for teachers in lower bands.
AEU state manager Roz Madsen said the deal includes a new top-of-the-scale salary increment, which would cover 60 per cent of teachers.
All teachers will receive a 0.5-per-cent cash payment in the first year.
In the second year of the agreement, every teacher will receive a 2.5-per-cent pay increase.
The third year will bring every teacher a 2.5-per-cent pay rise, and additional 0.5 per cent for teachers in the new pay increment.
The union said “fair pay and workload fixes” were on the way for teachers.
A majority of AEU members and will now need to accept the deal in order for it to be ratified.