As an education assistant, it is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in your field, including any changes or updates to agreements and contracts. One such development is the Education Assistant General Agreement for 2019, which was recently announced.
The Education Assistant General Agreement (EAGA) is a document that outlines the terms and conditions of work for education assistants. It covers a wide range of aspects, including job roles, pay rates, working hours, leave entitlements, and more. The EAGA is updated periodically to reflect changes in the education sector and ensure that education assistants are treated fairly and adequately compensated for their work.
So, what are some of the key changes introduced by the Education Assistant General Agreement 2019? Here are a few highlights:
1. Pay Rates: Education assistants will receive a 2.5% pay increase per annum for three years. This increase will take place in three stages, with the first stage beginning on 1 July 2019.
2. Classification of Education Assistants: The new agreement includes a revised classification structure for education assistants. This structure will enable education assistants to progress to a higher level of pay through experience, skills, and qualifications.
3. Hours of Work: Education assistants who are employed for less than 38 hours per week will have their hours increased to 38 hours per week. This change will be phased in over two years.
4. Leave Entitlements: Education assistants will receive a range of leave entitlements, including sick leave, bereavement leave, and parental leave. The agreement also includes two new types of leave: domestic violence leave and cultural leave.
These are just a few of the changes introduced by the Education Assistant General Agreement 2019. Overall, the agreement aims to provide greater job security, fair pay, and improved working conditions for education assistants.
If you are an education assistant, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the new agreement and understand how it may affect your job. Be sure to speak with your employer or union representative if you have any questions or concerns about the changes. By staying informed and advocating for your rights, you can help ensure that you are treated fairly and equitably in the workplace.