On 9 January, 1889, 23 teachers and principals from schools across the colony of Queensland met in Brisbane to found the first teachers’ union on this continent.
Today, more than 125 years later, the Queensland Teachers' Union is the most democratic and representative voice of the teaching profession in the state. Representing more than 43,000 teachers in the Queensland Government's primary schools,secondary schools,special schools,senior colleges,TAFE colleges and other educational facilities.
Please browse the pages below for a brief snapshot of our history.
A brief history of the Queensland Teachers' Union
QTU past campaigns (1989-2014)A look back by those who lived this history and those responsible for safeguarding its legacy...
Queensland Teachers' Journal 125th Anniversary Special EditionThis edition of the Journal highlights the events of the 25 years since the publication of the history of the QTU in our centenary year.
QTU 1889 - 2014 : A proud past, a bright futurePast and present QTU members, officers, staff and supporters gathered in Brisbane on 9 January to mark the 125 years to the day since our Union's birth.