Our Brief History:
The PFWA has been working towards registration for approximately 8 years, under the name of the PFWA and formerly WAPF. Other groups of principals have been attempting to get formal industrial representation of principals as far back as 1995. A Council made up of equal numbers of Principal class officers from each sector (Primary, Secondary and DHS) has met consistently (at least twice a term) since our application was first made.
We have consciously kept a low profile as our position as a group representing the Principal Class with the Department was at the good will of the Department. We have, however, been instrumental in introducing the employment of industrial officers who support principals and the introduction of extra meeting time out of hours for teaching staff in schools.
We were formally registered with the industrial relations commission in December 2014 and can now operate as per any other registered union.
All paid members have access to industrial advocacy to address:
- Salary and remuneration matters
- Complaints management
- Investigations and reviews
- Legal support and industrial advocacy
- Matters of performance
Effective 18 May 2017