Shortly after this Journal was printed, the Queensland Government presented an EB9 offer to the QTU.
The Union’s Executive and Conference, which was held at the start of the July school holidays, recommended acceptance of the offer. Members were balloted and accepted the offer in the subsequent employer ballot.
The agreement was certified on 19 November 2019.
One hundred and thirty years from its creation, the QTU has developed and renews itself as a powerful voice for teachers and principals on both professional and industrial issues, and for public education and its students.
The priority focus for May State Council was the current EB campaign and the Minister’s announcement calling for a revised implementation timeframe for NAPLAN Online.
Governments around the world have spent the best part of the past three decades attempting to “legislate” schools into autonomy when all that is needed is a change of mind – or so it would seem.
Not long after the NAPLAN Online test window opened on 14 May, the cracks began to appear.
Contemporary public discourse raises some alarm bells about how communication appears to be happening through shouting at each other or providing a passive response to avoid getting involved.
The process of negotiating wage increases through collective or enterprise bargaining has been in place since the ACTU, under Bob Hawke, signed the Accord in the 1990s.
The ballot for strike action in June resulted in the highest return for any ballot for industrial action ever conducted by the QTU.
The 2019-20 Queensland Budget allocates $13.762 billion to the Department of Education and Office of Industrial Relations.
On Thursday 21 March, the ACT Education Directorate hosted a national forum to address the issue of occupational violence in schools.
With public education continuing to grow strongly in line with Queensland’s population, the role of the QTU is as important now as it was back in 1889 when the first meeting of the Union took place in Brisbane.
The Department of Education (DoE) has launched its “Commitment Statement to Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples”, which Director-General Tony Cook said “is a call to action for our entire workforce”.
An update on the teacher transfer pilot and a relocation pilot for school-based promotional positions arising from the 2019 review of Independent Public Schools.
Strong teacher unions are critical to improving equity in school funding, according to a new study. They also play a major role in translating funding increases into increases in student achievement.
QuEST has launched a range of programs designed to help educators understand the impact of trauma on the developing brain.
The Indigenous voice of this country is more than 65,000 plus years old. They are the first words spoken on this continent. Languages that passed down lore, culture and knowledge for millennia. They are precious to our nation.
Reconciliation is central to the QTU’s vision for members and for Australia.
Climate change impacts all workers. Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will make a tangible difference. Here are five reasons why 1.5°C is trade union business!
Sick leave / detentions / student absences
When allegations are made against teachers, a variety of legal proceedings can follow.