He also stated that the performance evaluations of school heads would not be influenced by the proportion of teachers and auxiliary staff that they considered more expected. « Last year, 99.8 per cent of teachers received a salary increase, but only 70 per cent of our students achieve good learning growth each year, » Hall said at the time. The ministry is starting negotiations for a new company agreement that will cover primary and secondary school nurses covered by the Nurses (Department of Education and Training Agreement 2016). The AEU claims that the Ministry of Education has breached the recently approved Victorian School Agreement by directing school principals to more strictly determine which teachers and assistants meet the criteria for progress – including setting a cap for those who have taken the next step – without first consulting the union. Victorian professors now have to work relatively longer to earn a lower salary, with 11 years of service needed to enter the top salary category of $US 108,003. At the top of the scale, there are currently more than 16,000 teachers who are not able to climb to a higher increase without being promoted. There are collective agreements for all employees employed by the department. To access the corresponding agreement, select one of the following job categories….