Enterprise Bargaining

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SASSLA has arranged for representatives to represent our members in the 2018/19 Enterprise Bargaining negotiations as Bargaining Agents, under Section 76(2) of the Fair Work Act, to give specific representation to leaders in the EB process.

You have a choice of who represents you in the EB negotiations!

We invite you to consider adding your voice to the growing numbers of school and preschool leaders who want the EB to make a difference. Let’s improve employment conditions and focus on leading learning in schools and preschools!

Members will be updated in our monthly e-news about the progression of EB negotiations. If you would like our SASSLA representatives to represent you in the 2018 EB negotiations, please complete this form – Appointment of Bargaining Agent 2018 and return via email or post to SASSLA.

SASSLA representatives also participated in the 2015 Enterprise Bargaining process and our input resulted in improved conditions for school leaders.  Our analysis of leadership density and workload helped to create precedents for improvements which include:

  • An extra allowance of 0.1 FTE for all principals and preschool directors, to be used at their discretion.
  • Additional primary and preschool leadership time.
  • An extra $3m to improve primary leadership density.

Leadership Policy Paper

The SASSLA Leadership Policy Paper provides a clear voice for school and preschool leaders to be heard in policy development and enterprise bargaining negotiations.

The policy paper shines a light on the risks the public education system is facing in attracting and retaining high quality candidates for leadership roles and the loss of educational leadership in the system as more time is being directed to compliance and accountability activities.

SASSLA has actively analysed research evidence and engaged with its members in identifying four policy areas where systemic changes are needed:

  • Remuneration structures that recognise the increased work value of leadership roles.
  • Clearly defined and well thought through professional development strategies that are owned by the education profession.
  • Review and improvement of school management and decision making policies.
  • A strategic approach to managing leader workload.






  • Protect your career, reputation and wallet with fully funded legal support provided by our highly experienced legal team.
  • We focus exclusively on school and preschool leadership to give you advocacy without compromise.
  • Our membership is excellent value for money compared to other sources. Membership fees are $34.03 per fortnight and are tax deductible.
  • Regular email, web and social media updates about leaders’ work and legal matters affecting education.
  • Conferences and seminars dedicated to school leadership issues throughout the year.
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As a principal, we can find ourselves in circumstances beyond that which we expected or are prepared for. One such event occurred to me creating much concern and pressure. Fortunately, SASSLA was there ensuring a positive outcome which has seen me back doing what I love; educating our state's future.