Instrumental music teachers' bulletin 22 November 2018
Queensland instrumental music teachers vote in favour of work-to-rule
Instrumental music teachers have overwhelmingly voted to support work-to-rule measures in response to the Department of Education’s continued failure to address hours of work and work intensification in a replacement Instrumental Music Teachers/Instructors Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The current MOA is over a decade old.
The work-to-rule directive follows months of negotiations for a replacement MOA. The QTU has successfully negotiated a range of issues, however the department has consistently failed to address the matter of hours of work and work intensification.
In a recent development, after the ballot to work-to-rule opened on 14 November 2018, the Department of Education advised the QTU that a replacement MOA was being sent to the Union. The department’s MOA arrived on Friday, without including a provision to address hours of work and work intensification.
The ballot of QTU members closed on Monday, 19 November and was supported throughout the state. Instrumental music teachers have emphatically called on the QTU to direct members to work-to-rule. 149 members completed the online ballot, with 93 per cent of members voting to support the work-to-rule directive.
The ballot results will now be referred to QTU Executive, which meets on Monday, 26 November. Following Executive, a new bulletin will be provided outlining the implementation of work-to-rule measures in your school. A separate bulletin will be provided to school principals.
Authorised by Graham Moloney, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union
21 Graham Street,Milton, QLD, Australia, 4060