How and why the QTU campaigns

QTU members, with help from their Union, have scored some big wins for fair resourcing and funding for state schools, with flow-on benefits for the whole public education system.

Members play a vital role in letting the QTU know about problems in the workplace.

When these problems are shared across schools or threaten the safety of teachers and students, it’s time for action. Members are alerted to emerging issues by Newsflashes sent to their principal and school rep.

To solve problems, the QTU first negotiates with the State and Federal Governments.

If negotiations are blocked, then the QTU increases lobbying pressure by highlighting issues to the media.

As a last resort, members at individual schools can vote to take industrial action including stop-work meetings and strikes.