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Education Employment

Catholic Schools Broken Bay and staff finalise new enterprise agreement

Catholic Schools Broken Bay has finalised a new enterprise agreement with the Independent Education Union covering staff at 44 diocesan schools.

Employment Feast Day

St Joseph the Worker message urges action against sexual harassment

In a message for the feast of St Joseph the Worker, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has called for the Church’s workplaces to be “characterised by respect and freedom, by mutual esteem and kindness”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Senate report calls on Government to trial four-day work week

How we think about, and value, our work and our caring arrangements needs a major shake up, according to a new Senate committee report. Source: ABC News.

Disability Employment

New program to help people with disability into workforce

A peak Catholic body says a new pilot program between the Commonwealth and the Business Council of Australia to expand job opportunities for Australians living with disabilities was an important step in helping people with disability get into the workforce. Source: CSSA.

Employment Human Rights

Supermarket giant joins call to lift conditions for seasonal workers

Coles is calling for enforceable, uniform housing standards for seasonal farm workers and rules against unfairly docking their pay to prevent overseas labourers from living in poverty. Source: The Age.


Catholic Religious Australia says multi-employer bargaining ‘good news’  

Catholic Religious Australia says the passage of the Albanese Government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill is “good news for everyone”, particularly for care sector workers.

Employment HIgher Education

ACU informs staff of $30m savings plan

Australian Catholic University will cut jobs, travel and consultancies to save $30 million next year as it suffers the financial impact of losing domestic students who have abandoned higher education to take jobs or travel. Source: The Australian.


Number of workers in aged, disability care jumps 70pc

The number of people working in aged and disability care has grown by more than 70 per cent in five years, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics from the 2021 Census. Source: Pro Bono News.