ELAA believes that the proposed VECTEA offers a balanced approach for teachers, educators and early childhood providers, the association`s statement said, adding that the proposed agreement is now being reached by the government for adequate funding. The union says the ministry`s instructions boil down to implementing a new performance and development process and are therefore contrary to clause 13(3) of the agreement. Last year, after long and difficult negotiations, Victorian teachers won a 13% pay rise over four years. The data indicate that this result has strongly influenced agreements negotiated in other sectors in Victoria, so that workers there receive a wage increase rather than anywhere else in the country. .