Bulletin 4 - Coverage of ongoing principals - issued 7 October 2021

I have agreed to the Australian Education Union claim that ongoing principals be covered by the new enterprise agreement.

I propose to manage this by:

  • Issuing an determination establishing a new ongoing structure for principals.
  • Including the determination within the dispute settlement provisions of the new agreement, which means that should there be a dispute about the application of the determination it can be referred to the Fair Work Commission.
  • Reviewing the operation of the determination during the life of the new agreement.
  • Consulting with the union and employees about variation of the determination during the life of the agreement.

Meanwhile, negotiations continue.

Have your say – your feedback is important

Should you wish to express a view on the proposals or make a suggestion, you can provide your feedback to me by emailing enquiries.ocpe@nt.gov.au.

More information

Regular bargaining updates will be posted on the OCPE website.

Bargaining representatives

The Fair Work Act 2009 imposes rights and obligations on employers, unions and employees with respect to the bargaining process. Attached for your information is the required statutory Notice of Employee Representational Rights, advising employees of the right to be represented in relation to the bargaining process.

Instruments of appointment for bargaining representatives can be forwarded at any time during the bargaining process by email to enquiries.ocpe@nt.gov.au or by mail to:

Attention: Employee Relations
Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
GPO Box 4371
Darwin NT 0801

Bargaining representatives are requested to contact my office on 08 8999 4282 to confirm meeting dates.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
October 2021


Last updated: 10 May 2022

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