The General Secretary looks at the issues the Union will be focusing on in the months ahead
Kelly Creedon has been appointed to the role of Regional Organiser – Redlands/Logan.
The 2016 November State Council of the Union endorsed a new teacher accommodation position statement that takes into account the new ownership model and the increasing use of the private housing market.
New laws have been passed cleaning up the industrial relations chaos left by the Newman LNP government.
Angelo Gavrielatos, Gonski warrior and passionate advocate for public education and the teachers and school leaders within it, has received the Order of Australia.
The review of the classification structure is one of the major pieces of work to arise as a consequence of the new certified agreement.
Each year, a Queensland delegation is given the opportunity to attend the Australian Education Union’s New Educators’ Conference. In 2016, the host was the State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia.
As the dust settles from the outcome of the US presidential election, the geopolitics of 2017 looms as a great challenge for the advancement of the QTU’s professional and industrial agenda on behalf of members.
Overseeing the opening of a new school presents many challenges, but also many opportunities.
In January, Federal MP for Bowman Andrew Laming decided to take to Facebook to question the dedication of teachers and explore his curiosity about what teachers do on their holidays.
Workload, according to the most recent QTU member survey, is the second most important issue for members across the state. However, it not an issue that is unique to Queensland or Australia.
As we kick off another school year and see the implementation of the latest enterprise bargaining agreement, it is important to reflect on one of our most basic working conditions – maximum class sizes.
After a full year of operation and with a number of significant activities under its belt, the Teachers for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum (TRAPSA) special interest group has had its official launch.
As students, teachers and school leaders return to school for 2017, the issue of school funding remains unresolved.
It took the federal government three years to understand that the VET FEE-HELP scheme was being rorted unmercifully by the unscrupulous. Now it has foisted a new loan scheme on Australia’s VET students.
On 5 January 2017, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission certified the two proposed TAFE certified agreements negotiated last year, one for educators and one for TAFE support staff.
Domestic and family violence (DFV) has a dramatic and compounding impact on our community, our families, colleagues, friends and the children we teach.
Your pull-out guide to who does what in your Union.
The first step towards easing your workload burden is knowing what your rights and responsibilities are. Here are some of the fundamental conditions most frequently raised by members when approaching the Union.
The paid parental leave of thousands of educators remains under threat as the Turnbull government continues its efforts to pass legislation cutting entitlements.
New teachers have a number of hurdles to clear during their first year in the job. Here is a brief guide to some of them.
There are few certainties in this life. “Civilians” can rely on death and taxes. Registered teachers in Queensland, however, can rely on a third - every year they must pay an annual fee for teacher registration.