Snippets 5 December 2006.
ISEA PROGRESS REPORT- December
Response from the DET to ISEAís
Request for Information:
By November the ISEA had received only a partial response to two of the issues raised and so sought an indication as to when full responses would be received. At a recent meeting with Trish Kelly and Peter Riordan the ISEA was given an assurance that responses to all of the issues raised would be provided before Christmas.
When that occurs the DETís response will be passed onto ISEA members. It could make interesting New Yearís reading!
Classification for School Development Officers:
It is pleasing to report that the DET has accepted the ISEAís viewpoint and the positions have been re-advertised as permanent.
This has been an important issue for the ISEA for several years and has indeed led to action in the industrial Relations Commission by the ISEA and the Teachersí Federation. Permanency not only better recognises the significance of a NSBTS position but affords the successful applicant a measure of job, salary and life-style security not available in a temporary position. It also allows the DET to formulate longer term strategic and operational plans around a team of highly skilled permanent staff.
Due for Audit
Sacrifice Provisions Extended:
This change of provision has wider implications than is first apparent and members are advised to contact Dean Godbee of Chifley Financial Services on 9273 0031. Chifley Financial Services operates on behalf of the Unions of NSW.
Activities for 2006
During the year there has been a steady growth of membership despite the regular retirement, resignation or redeployment of members. A recruitment drive is planned for early 2007.
The belief is that DET senior officers are going to need the ISEA in the event of a State Election and an inevitable restructure.
WORKING TOGETHER FOR EDUCATION