The Liberal and National government has failed, and nothing better can be expected of it. The only way to change the rules – of education, of industrial relations, for a progressive society that cares for those less well off – is to change the government.
The Queensland Teachers’ Union has a new Vice-President. Cresta Richardson has been elected unopposed to the full-time role.
The first QTU State Council for the year was held on Saturday 9 March at the BCEC.
The devastating floods in Townsville in early February impacted many QTU members living in the North Queensland Region, as it did many other residents across the community.
One thing is abundantly clear: a fair outcome for school leaders will only eventuate when the complexity of leading a school in the 21st century is understood.
This EB it’s not enough for the government to talk the talk. This EB, it’s time for QTU members to see the government walk the walk.
A growing number of school leaders and classified officers are choosing to leave their positions because of difficulties with family care arrangements.
The QTU’s message to the government, their employer, is that our school leaders are worth more!
On 9 March, QTU State Council considered the outcomes of the Promotional Positions Classification Review (PPCR).
The QTU has participated in public hearings as part of the federal government’s inquiry into the status of the teaching profession.
The QTU Executive has lifted the ban on NAPLAN Online testing, following an assurance from the department that no school would be disadvantaged in the move to the online test.
A giant installation on the lawns in front of Parliament House, Canberra has graphically demonstrated the $14 billion that has been denied to state schools by the current federal government.
An analysis of recent Queensland budget papers gives an indication of the limited resources and financial pressures that TAFE is experiencing.
On closer inspection, this Budget was notable for its unfairness and what was not said.
Members refuse instruction after the school found itself devoting all of its dedicated special needs support teacher-aide time to just one individual, to the detriment of other students.
The annual QTU Union Reps Conference was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 8 March, with more than 350 QTU Workplace Representatives from across the state participating.
To mark the QTU's 130th anniversary, we meet another family who are Union through and through – this time, the Pearsons.
Queensland Women’s Week (2-10 March) provided an exciting and much-needed opportunity to celebrate the many great and exciting achievements of women and girls throughout our state.
There is a growing body of resources available to help schools and teachers make their classrooms and communities safer and inclusive for all students.
The QTU’s recently launched professional development arm, QuEST, has commenced the rollout of a range of programs designed to meet the training needs of members.
APR release time / twilight PD and part-time / after school supervision / excursions and camps