The cost of meetings – who pays?

“Retail chain Smiths City has been ordered to pay its employees for unpaid pre-work meetings in a decision with wide-ranging ramifications for employers.”

I suspect once the cost of running a worker meeting becomes explicit – there will be less of them. The cost of a staff meeting at schools, say for one hour and assuming 50 staff present will be at least $2,500 and that is both conservative and excludes overheads. But in the education system, the cost of teachers time is considered “free”.  We see this all the time ie weekend training, border patrol, implementing new curriculum etc… I believe that if the Education sector is going to attract and retain teachers they will need to address this (and many other) issues.

As usual… Views are my own and do not reflect any school or organisation I am associated with.

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