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  • Industrial Relations

    The Industrial Relations Unit of the Catholic Education Melbourne provides an industrial relations service to Catholic schools across Victoria, funded under a Service Level Agreement with the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV).

    It provides service and advice to parish priests and school principals on Industrial Relations, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), WorkCover and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

    The IR unit also liaises regularly with:

    • the Department of Education and Training (DET)
    • the Australian Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (ACCER)
    • the Independent Education Union (IEU)
    • Catholic Education Offices and other education departments across Australia

    on industrial relations issues affecting Catholic education.

    The IR Unit is accountable to the CECV Board through the Employment Relations Committee of the CECV.

    A brief summary of the type of issues that the IR Unit becomes involved in includes:

    • enterprise bargaining negotiations on behalf of Catholic school employers
    • dismissals
    • due process and performance issues
    • staff discipline
    • contracts of employment
    • letters of appointment
    • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
    • WorkCover
    • awards and agreements
    • interpretation of industrial conditions
    • research
    • salary assessments
    • advice to Catholic Education Offices on strategic issues
    • management of industrial issues in schools
    • advocacy in the AIRC, Equal Opportunity Commission, WorkCover and conciliation and conciliation services
    • CECV Salary and Conditions Board
    • provision of in-services to school principals and other staff groups.

    The IR Unit also provides advice through the CECV website.

    For further information, please contact the Industrial Relations Unit on
    03 9267 0228.

  • Mr John Jordan

    Manager, Industrial Relations

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    Team Leader, Industrial Relations
    Kate Roberts

    Senior IR Officers
    Doreen Cutajar

    Industrial Relations Officers
    Jim Adamopoulos
    Michael Clark
    Shard Goodwin
    Greg Pargeter
    Renee Mooney

    Project Officer

    Administrative Officer
    Olivia Damilatis

    Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Advisers
    Karen Thompson

    Senior OHS Officer