Earlier this year, CQU members will recall a video for employees in which the Vice-Chancellor’s called for a short bargaining period. We are now six months into bargaining for a replacement enterprise agreement, and negotiations have paused for the summer vacation period.
The past 21 months have not been easy, with a lot of uncertainty around our own health, safety and wellbeing as well as that of our family and members. We cannot predict where and when the next COVID outbreak will be, or the health advice and policy responses to that outbreak
Information contained in this Newsflash should be read in conjunction with updates from Mary Campbell and Queensland’s Chief Health Officer (CHO).
Our QTU TAFE Council and QTU TAFE Executive delegates have raised concerns regarding access to professional development, as well as TAFE Queensland’s continuing currency points (CCP) system, which is being trialled in some regions.
The beginning of 2021 has seen some changes within the QTU. As you would already know, Kate Ruttiman has been elected to the position of General Secretary of the QTU. Cresta Richardson and Leah Olsson have been elected as QTU President and Vice-President respectively. I feel confident in expressing congratulations to all three on behalf of the TAFE Division.
New federal campaign "Rebuild With TAFE"
In this edition: Information for QTU members in TAFE Queensland on the State Government pay rise deferral
Advice re VETiS
"There is no business as usual..."
Continuation of classes in TAFE
QIRC certifies agreement
TAFE EB before QIRC on Friday
How to join TAFEbook - a closed Facebook group for QTU TAFE members
NOTE: If you are not already a Facebook member you will need to join at www.facebook.com
Please be aware of Facebook's terms and conditions, privacy issues and any of your institute’s relevant rules regarding social media before signing up.
- Once you are signed up and logged in, head to:
- Click on Join Group (note: you may need to use a browser based version of Facebook to join, as currently you can't join groups using some Facebook apps (including those for iphone and ipad). Once joined, however, you should be able to interact with the group via the app.
This will send a message to the page administrators here at the QTU. Once they have confirmed you are a QTU member, you will then become a member of the group.
- From then on, when you login to Facebook, you should then be able to find TAFEbook, listed on your home page under "groups".
- Please read the code of behaviour for the group, which can be found under the "files" tab on the group page.