More than 1400 teacher aides and school cleaners completed our recent EBA Survey, an amazing result which has provided incredibly comprehensive data to work with.
The results showed us that 99% of teacher aides and 98% of school cleaners supported a claim for pay increases that keep above the cost of living. 91% of teacher aides and 99% of school cleaners said that restoring rights taken away by the LNP is their main priority for the next agreement.
Survey results also showed that teacher aides and school cleaners overwhelmingly saw the benefits of being members of United Voice, with 97 percent of teacher aides and 95 percent of school cleaners saying we have a better chance of protecting and improving working conditions if there are more people in our union.
Other key survey finds:
92% of teacher aides want to increase the limit of hours workable to 30 per week (up from 28.75 hours per week) to help earn a liveable wage.
50% of school cleaners say they would like more paid hours while 70% of teacher aides and 52% of school cleaners say they perform work outside rostered hours that are not paid or recognised.
89% of school cleaners say school cleaning advisors should be employed in-house and 87% of school cleaners say they received more effective support when cleaning advisors were employed in-house rather than through external private providers.
91% of teacher aides say that “without the work of union members over many years, teacher aide jobs would be predominantly casual or temporary today” (58% strongly agree with this statement and less than 1% disagree).
87% of school cleaners say that “without the work of union members over many years, school cleaner jobs would most likely be outsourced today” (58% strongly agree with this statement and only 1% disagree).