The Independent Schools NSW (Teachers) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2017 was approved by the Fair Work Commission on 23 March 2017 and will start on 30 March 2017. Click here for a copy of the decision and the MEA. Click here for payroll tables. SALARY INCREASES In 2017, teachers will receive a 2.3% increase, followed by 2.5% increases in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Union considers that the increase in wages is a good result for members of the current economic environment where inflation is low. REFUND The 2.3% salary increase will start at the beginning of the first salary period after February 1, 2017. In clause 5(d) on p9, teachers MEA expressly provides that the difference between the 2017 MEA rate and the rate actually received by the teacher during that period (i.e. the additional payment) must be paid as soon as possible after the start of the new MEA. . .