Inequality is at a 70-year high. The industrial relations laws of Australia grossly favour employers. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the right to strike.
Key issues discussed at November State Council included Workload and Wellbeing Awareness month (WWAM), the proposed 2018 branch restructure and the QTU state election campaign.
The QTU has appointed an extra Regional Organiser and opened a new office.
The state election saw three current and one former QTU member elected to the 56th Queensland Parliament.
By Sam Pidgeon, Vice-President | To be published in Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 123 No 1, 9 February 2018, p11
As in many processes in the natural world, imbalance does not last forever. Countervailing forces rise to restore equilibrium and sustained excesses almost always have catastrophic consequences.
In a welcome result for Queensland state school teachers, principals and students, the Palaszczuk ALP government was re-elected, with a majority in its own right in the 2017 state election.
It is incredible that in 2018 there are still many schools across Queensland in which girls and young women are not given the choice to wear shorts or pants to school.
In one simple statement, Jane Caro slayed the argument that more money won’t make a difference in public schools: “If money makes no difference to how kids do at school, why do private schools need so much?”
The QTU’s first Workload and Wellbeing Awareness Month (WWAM) in November proved a riproaring success.
When your workload increases and the pressure is on, does just the thought of it all throw you into anxiety and resentment and send you reaching for another chocolate bar?
Commonly held views and how they align with the QTU/DET joint statement.
The QTU is to investigate the unique issues facing teaching principals and find ways of reducing the burden they carry.
In 2017, the QTU grew to 45,000 members for the first time in its 129-year history. This means that, on average, nine out of 10 teachers and school leaders choose to belong.
Your pull-out guide to who does what in your Union.
A simple introduction to those areas you can't afford to ignore.
Students and teachers from Chapel Hill State School have overcome fierce opposition from across every state and sector to win the largest performing arts event for schools in Australia.
The QTU lost another fine life member with the death of John Alcorn late in 2017.
The Australian Education Union, in conjunction with the John Cain Foundation, has held a conference to initiate discussion and debate around the future of TAFE and the importance of developing new public policy in the sector.
Teachers are currently denied resources available to them to support students with disabilities because verification for students is not maintained.
As a new educator and employee of the Department of Education and Training, there are certain formal requirements that you must fulfil during your first year of teaching.
Staffrooms / student free days / playground duty / supervision before school
Your first response to any serious allegation against you can make the difference between facing a lengthy suspension and official disciplinary action or having the matter dealt with swiftly and sensibly at a school level.