“We value our colleagues and that is why we strive to work with them to reach a timely solution to the proposed three-year contract, which involves a salary increase of 2.5 per cent per year. Staff from the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic School Board (CSO) joined in a work stoppage against the “corporatization” of the organisation to discuss their enterprise agreement. They were withdrawn from the enterprise agreement and received the modern “Bare Bones” award with individual contracts. Employees of the Diocese of Broken Bay are covered by the following agreements: The representative of the Union of Independent Education (IEU) and member of the CSO, Steven Newman, stated that the diocese had “refused” to negotiate the coverage clause in the new enterprise agreement. The IEU wants a coverage clause to ensure that all members continue to be covered by the agreement, even if they are transferred to common services. Enterprise agreements are enterprise-level agreements between employers and workers on terms of employment. In a statement, Gerard Mowbray, Acting Director of the CSO, said he had met with representatives and “reaffirmed the diocese`s real commitment to working with our colleagues to resolve the EA.” “We are disappointed that the IEU has blocked the negotiations and we very much hope that they will resume immediately.” “It has become the Catholic enterprise and we are worried.” Related: Members of the Catholic Schools Office to Trade Union Action for the second time in fourteen days While you`re with us, did you know that the Newcastle Herald provides up-to-date news notifications, daily email newsletters and much more? Stay up-to-date on all local messages – sign up here. The appointment of a director general of the diocese, Sean Scanlon, is “sickly.” “They have seen their annual leave disappear, a reduction in personal leave, a reduction in the entitlement to long-term leave and the abolition of paid parental leave.” Five other members of the secretariat were put into service on 25 November. Newman said the diocese had informed the union that it was deducing employees for common services in order to “optimize existing processes and anchor an entire centre of gravity of the diocese.” Mr. Newman stated that about 30 IU members working in areas such as human resources, finance and information technology were classified as employed by the diocese in “common services” and not by the CSO, while much of their work was for the CSO. More than 100 CSO employees gathered in Wickham Park before marching and chanting in front of the Diocese and CSO headquarters in Newcastle West. Last year, the diocese introduced a restructuring called Many Parties, An Entity, a Mission.
He actually said that most worked more hours for lower wages and conditions. “He says they like him as a business, not as a human being.” “I am disappointed as a man of faith who was baptized in the Catholic Church and now works for the CSO that they do not practice what they preach,” he said. Members of the NSW Teachers Federation will stop work on Thursday. Sign up to receive our news reviews and daily editorial headlines with the best local news and stories. Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp said it was “certain that it is contrary to all Catholic teachings to treat [collaborators] in this appalling way.” Parents: The diocese`s child care costs can be paid for compensation for survivors of child abuse.