News

New pay agreement for Principals to value primary education

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The Catholic Commission of Employment Relations (CCER) has announced that a new pay agreement to equalise pay across primary and secondary school principals has won majority support. CCER Executive Director Tony Farley, who led the negotiation and pushed for this significant change, said it was an essential step in recognising the unique value and contribution…

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Operational Matters

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CCER has launched the year with some landmark achievements.  Among them, the Systemic Schools Principals’ Agreement, which will see the heads of primary schools paid the same as their colleagues in high schools.  Once approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) this will roll out in 10 out of 11 diocese.  It received unanimous support…

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Status Report

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It’s been an extremely busy and productive first quarter here at CCER. We’ve been at the forefront in the fight for fair pay, as the Fair Work Commission decided to cut penalty rates for some workers.  We’ve spoken for the Catholic community via submissions, media conferences and editorials, arguing for people to be properly compensated…

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Peak Performance

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I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who enjoyed performance reviews and the good news is there’s a much better way to do them. Whether they occur quarterly, yearly or at the end of a contractual period most traditional performance reviews are a waste of time and energy. Often they are a relic of management…

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