The Government should amend the legislation to permit parties to decide freely the level (national, regional, local) at which they will negotiate conditions of work.
The CFA reminds the Government that education sector workers should be permitted to strike. In terms of wage levels during the 2nd and 3rd years of a collective agreement, the Government should establish a mediation/arbitration process to settle disputes instead of imposing terms.
The Essential Services Council should only use its powers during a strike involving truly essential services (in the strict sense of the term). The Government should allow for independent arbitration to settle disputes involving essential services.