Employment Relations Committee

Membership

Voting members (12)

 

Director of CECV

Ms Maria Kirkwood (Chairperson)

An employer representative from the Archdiocese of Melbourne and the dioceses of Ballarat, Sandhurst and Sale (4 in total)

Rev Andrew Fewings
Mr Paul Velten
Mr Peter Kerwan
Vacant (Melbourne)

A representative from the Religious Institutes (1)

Mr Christopher Houlihan

A representative of Catholic secondary school principals, nominated by the PAVCSS (1)

Mr David Leslie

A nominated representative appointed by each of the Directors of Catholic education for the Archdiocese of Melbourne and the dioceses of Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst (4 in total)

Ms Audrey Brown
Mr Kevin Lawlor
Mr Jim Miles
Ms Debra Punton

Industrial Relations Manager, CECV

Mr John Jordan

Non voting members (1)

 

General Corporate Legal Counsel, Catholic Education Melbourne

Ms Nancy Bicchieri

Terms of Reference

  1. Establishment
    The CECV Employment Relations Committee acts to represent the interests of employers in Catholic education. The Committee is responsible to the CECV Board.
  2. Functions and responsibilities
    • The Employment Relations Committee is accountable to the board of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) for setting the overall policy context and framework for Industrial Relations within the Victorian Catholic school system.
    • The Employment Relations Committee promotes a model of employment relations which is consistent with the social teaching of the Church and is responsive to the demands of industrial legislation.
    • The Employment Relations Committee makes recommendations relating to the pay and conditions of all employees in the Victorian Catholic education system to the CECV Board.
    • The Employment Relations Committee acts to represent the interests of employers in Catholic education by:
      • Monitoring the nature and quality of services offered by the Industrial Relations Unit;
      • Providing a forum and giving direction to those directly negotiating with the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania (IEUA) on behalf of employers;
      • Assisting in advising employers in Catholic education about matters relating to the employment of staff;
      • Overseeing changes that may need to be negotiated and built into the current industrial instruments as a result of changes in legislation and regulations.
    • The Committee provides a monthly written report on its activities to the CECV Ltd. Board.