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To: Jon Campbell - Chief Executive Officer, Carinity

Carinity: Show You Care

Carinity: Show You Care

Carinity needs to show it cares for its teachers and school support staff by respecting their work as providers of high quality education and providing them with working conditions to match.

Despite over 18 months of negotiations for a new collective agreement, a range of protected action undertaken by staff and two employer-driven ballots being voted down, Carinity Education is ignoring the serious concerns of its staff and maintaining its agenda to cut conditions.

Carinity’s wish-list of cuts to working conditions includes:

* Maintain a top incremental step for teachers that is still more than $8,000 worse off per year than state and Catholic school teachers.

* Create a new classification structure that may mean school officers and youth workers need to gain further qualifications just to keep their jobs.

* Strip conditions including long service leave, superannuation co-contribution, job share and additional redundancy pay, as well as First Aid allowance access for school officers.

* Limit access to contemporary paid leave such as natural disaster leave and domestic violence leave.

Why is this important?

As an outreach of the Queensland Baptists, Carinity claims to “provide communities of care, compassion and respect” to those in need, yet is failing to provide any of these things to its staff – Carinity doesn’t seem to care.

Carinity’s cuts to the working conditions of teachers and school support staff will put them behind their counterparts in other Queensland schools and create second-tier teachers in the state but Carinity doesn’t seem to care.

Carinity’s cuts would reduce superannuation provisions for its largely female workforce putting their financial futures at risk but Carinity doesn’t seem to care.

Carinity’s cuts would deny its staff access to community standard leave provisions including paid Domestic Violence Leave – an area that Carinity works in and claims to care about yet when it comes to its own workers facing such devastating circumstances, Carinity doesn’t seem to care.

Carinity’s cuts would mean its students’ teachers are worse off despite Carinity publicly emphasising the extra support their students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, are given by school staff but Carinity doesn’t seem to care.


Reasons for signing

  • solidarity with my colleagues
  • the lower the pay and conditions for teachers, the fewer high achievers will consider teaching as a profession and the downward trend in our results will continue. After parents, teachers are the next most influential people in socialising the next generation. Pay them accordingly!
  • Education in Australia is not a commodity and should not be driven by profits.

Updates

2018-09-13 08:08:30 +1000

STRIKE & RALLY FOR ARBITRATION

Staff at Carinity Education Southside and Carinity Education Glendyne will rally alongside community supporters at 8:00am on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.

Members will take strike action during scheduled work hours to attend the rallies and call on Carinity to agree to arbitration of the negotiations, which began in June 2017.

Can you attend a rally in support?

Carinity Southside rally
8:00am Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Lions Club Hall, 95 Lister Street, Sunnybank

Carinity Glendyne rally
8:00am Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Carinity Education – Glendyne, 72 Nikenbah-Dundowran Road, Nikenbah

Members at Carinity have taken every action available to them to protest attacks on their working conditions – it is now time for the independent umpire to arbitrate these negotiations.

Read more: https://www.qieu.asn.au/index.php/news/archive/2018/september/strike-for-arbitration-as-carinity-puts-disadvantaged-students-a/

2018-08-29 12:33:14 +1000

CARINITY TEACHERS TO STRIKE

Teachers and support staff at two Carinity schools - an outreach of Queensland Baptists - will stop work for four hours tomorrow (30 August 2018) from 12:15pm.

Carinity Education Southside (Sunnybank) & Glendyne (Hervey Bay) staff will strike for a third time over the employer’s planned cuts to community standard working conditions, including super, long service leave & redundancy provisions.

Despite the fact negotiations have been ongoing for more than 14 months, an employee offer to take this dispute to the Fair Work Commission to resolve was outrightly rejected.

Carinity is now putting the education of some of our most disadvantaged youth at risk.

Members are calling on Jon Campbell (CEO of Carinity) to show leadership and reflect the Baptist church’s stated values of care, compassion and respect by agreeing to have this matter decided by the Fair Work Commission.

Show your support for staff by sharing this petition.

2018-05-12 21:55:31 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-04-23 11:15:21 +1000

500 signatures reached

2018-04-18 20:02:10 +1000

100 signatures reached

2018-04-18 19:28:07 +1000

50 signatures reached

2018-04-18 19:13:21 +1000

25 signatures reached

2018-04-18 15:55:35 +1000

10 signatures reached