Industrial meetings address employee contractual and working conditions, including equity in resource provision, occupational health and safety, salaries and benefits. They allow employees influence over decisions and participation in school improvement.
To avoid conflicts of interest and duty, the Principal should not conduct such meetings but rather be an advisor on governance, policies and procedures.
The best person to convene and chair meetings is the president of the staff association.
Meetings are held about four times each year or as needed. The size of meetings may need to be limited so they are intimate and manageable, allowing ready access by members, especially in large multi-campus schools or mini-schools. In this case, several forums would be held instead of one.