Australian Education Union members have overwhelmingly endorsed the in-principle deal brokered with the Victorian State Government, last month.
All of the 27 regions voted in favour of the deal, which the AEU says will see Victorian public education staff receive salary increases of up to 20.5% over three years and ten months. An AEU spokesperson said the process to ratify the agreement was now complete, with 78% of votes cast in support of the in-principle agreement. The decision will also impact on teachers at Catholic schools, whose wages are tied to those in state schools.
AEU president Meredith Peace said, last month, that the in-principle deal was a significant win which will see Victorian teachers at the top of the pay scale to become the second highest paid in Australia, after Western Australia.