The bargaining team continues to campaign strongly on behalf of the Principal Class in an attempt to reach a new agreement. At the centre of our discussions are matters relating to workload, salary and conditions. As an industrial organisation that is representative of only Principals and Assistant Principals, the APF is not conflicted in its capacity to represent members. Only the APF has capacity to focus solely on Principal Class pay and conditions.
The current agreement expires on 30 April, however current conditions will stay in place until a new agreement is reached. The role of the Principal is unique for, as the employers representative, school leaders are tasked with roles and responsibilities that set them apart from teachers and ES staff. For this reason alone, there needs to be a separate Principal Agreement which acknowledges the distinction between Principals and other school employees.