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Victorian Catholic teachers sign pay deal

Reduced teaching time

Victorian Catholic school teachers have voted in favour of a new pay deal more than six months after their state school counterparts won a pay rise, reports The Age.

The majority of almost 24,000 Catholic school employees voted and 19,178 endorsed the deal. Fewer than 140 employees voted against it.

The Fair Work Commission is expected to approve the agreement by the end of the year. The Catholic Education Commission and Independent Education Union signed the new deal on Thursday.

It includes a reduction in teaching time for primary and secondary school teachers. The previous agreement for Catholic school teachers and support staff expired in 2011.

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