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. Employers` ability to address underperformance issues was successfully negotiated by ELAA, which allowed employers to extend a worker`s probation period to six months under the proposed agreement, which also allows the employer to formally manage performance issues. For the first time in a generation, we have a treaty proposal that proposes important measures in the areas of workload and contracts. To ignore developments in this area, please visit the ELAA website. ELAA has agreed to significant improvements for teachers and educators, “recognizing the importance of ensuring that we maintain and attract a quality workforce and thereby support the engaged work of early childhood providers.” . . .