Vectea Agreement 2016

Eligible teachers who wish to validate under the provisions of VECTEA 2016 and the EEA 2016 must submit their «letter of intent» by 18 December 2020. ELAA believes that the proposed VECTEA offers a balanced approach for teachers, educators and early childhood providers, according to a statement from the association, which states that the proposed agreement is now reached by the government with regard to adequate funding. If enterprise agreements were to be approved by the Fair Work Commission (after an employee vote to support the proposed agreement),teachers will no longer need validation for teachers to move from level 2.5 to level 3.1 for teachers. The highlights of the 2016 negotiations the last time the agreement was reached, as found by the AEU, included an annual salary increase of 3 per cent, 15 days off for co-educators and pay parity with teachers at the higher level of early childhood teachers (representing an additional 13 per cent) and pay parity with teachers at the lower level of early childhood teachers (equivalent to an additional 8 per cent). The current validation process, as defined in the VECTEA in 2016 and in the EEA in 2016, will continue to apply during this transitional period, with some new administrative provisions, as outlined below. The proposed enterprise agreements provide for a new procedure for progress from phase 2.5 to level 3.1 from March 2021. The ability of employers to address underperformance issues has been successfully negotiated by the ELAA, which ensures that employers can extend the trial period for workers to six months under the proposed agreement, which also allows the employer to formally manage benefit issues. The Early Childhood Teachers Validation Process allows early childhood teachers to: who are employed in the Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2016 (VECTEA) and the Early Education Employees Agreement 2016 (EEASA) to carry out a salary progression procedure that includes an independent evaluation to «validate» or support the reclassification of Level 2.5 to Level 3.1. The process of creating new enterprise agreements for early childhood is well advanced.