Click here for pay scales. SALARY INCREASES In 2017, teachers received an increase of 2.3%, followed by an increase of 2.5% in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The UNION considers that the increase in wages is a good result for members in the current economic context of low inflation. BACKPAY The 2.3% pay increase begins at the beginning of the first pay period after February 1, 2017. The teachers` MEA expressly provides, in Article 5, point (d), on S9, that the difference between the 2017 mea rate and the rate actually received by the teacher during this period (i.e. the additional payment) must be paid as soon as possible after the start of the new MEA. PERSONAL/CARER`S LEAVE The new rules on personal/facilitator leave for teachers will begin in early 2017, with a single credit of 15 days off and a gradual delimitation of 15 days per year, with no limit (see paragraphs 12.1 b) and c) of the MEA for transitional arrangements). A special one-day leave per year will now also be available to fulfill a planned family obligation where the time is beyond the teacher`s control. New, more flexible rules apply to disease detection – no evidence is required for the first three days of personal/nurse leave in a calendar year. In the event of absence after the first three days, a teacher may not be required, in the event of bodily harm or illness, to present a medical certificate for the absence of two consecutive days or more; however, in the event of absence due to personal emergency or domestic violence, the teacher must present evidence for each day of absence.
SENIOR TEACHER 1 Starting in 2017, teachers who have taught in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand will be automatically counted in this service for classification purposes. The Independent Schools NSW (Teachers) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2017 was approved by the Fair Work Commission on 23 March 2017 and starts on 30 March 2017. Click here for a copy of the decision and the MEA. The Union thanks the members for their patience in waiting for the approval of the agreements.