Included in the IEU’s claim for Catholic systemic teachers for 2017 is a proposal that dioceses establish consultative committees in each school if desired by staff.
These committees would be part of the Union’s strategy to combat problems relating to workload.
It is suggested the committees could review the workload of staff in a school and identify means to tackle it if excessive.
Such committees are already up and running in Victorian Catholic schools.
IEU Rep Mick Wright is perfectly positioned to make a judgement call on these committees, as he has been an IEU Rep in both NSW and Victoria.
Currently teaching at Saint Ignatius College, Drysdale in Geelong, he was formerly a teacher at St John’s College, Woodlawn in NSW.
Mick returned to teaching in Victoria in 2008 and was appointed as staff representative on the consultative committee in 2010.
Mick said the committee works at his school, and it does not clash with the IEU’s processes already in place.