Instrumental music teachers' bulletin, March 2019
Instrumental music teachers and instructors: a tale of two organisations
QTU members continue to show their support for instrumental music teachers and instructors’ courageous stance against workload. The current instrumental music work-to-rule directive was reported to QTU’s March State Council, the Union’s supreme decision-making body, and Council unanimously carried two motions expressing its solidarity.
For more on QTU support for our instrumental music teacher and instructor members, watch this short video from our President, Kevin Bates.
In stark contrast to QTU member actions and solidarity, the Department of Education continues to fail to discuss the working conditions of instrumental music teachers and instructors. Our correspondence to the Director-General, Deputy Director-General, and Assistant Director-General (Human Resource) remain unanswered.
The QTU has consistently advised the department that it needs to consult with the Union/s on matters listed in the work-to-rule directive.
The QTU has also advised the department that if a satisfactory response is not received before the autumn vacation, the QTU will be referring the department’s failure to consult to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
Research Officer – Industrial Advocate
Authorised by Kate Ruttiman, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union
21 Graham Street, Milton, QLD, Australia, 4064
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