One lesson the LNP “learned” from the Your Rights at Work campaign in the lead-up to the 2007 election was to attack and weaken the unions representing workers, rather than attacking workers directly.
As well as receiving reports regarding EB, workload and curriculum, State Council considered matters such as the student strike for climate change, NAPLAN Online, IPS, TAFE and the Education International World Congress.
The revised EB10 offer from TAFE Queensland resolves a long list of claims made by the QTU through enterprise bargaining negotiations, but the threats to the viability of TAFE remain.
The release of the 2019 NAPLAN results again highlighted the need for a national review into this test regime.
Remember the days of “outcomes-based education”, particularly during the 1990s? Curriculum “experts” were brought in by the department and regions to assist teachers in planning units according to outcomes...
QTU TAFE members have voted to accept a revised EB10 offer from TAFE Queensland.
As we approach the certification of a new agreement after the EB9 campaign, one fact remains unchanged: the LCC is still one of the most effective tools for dealing with workload issues.
With the commencement of the new certified agreement, a number of new entitlements, including the new classification structure, will take effect.
This year's WWAM focuses on workload. Here is a summary of the tools available to members in the new agreement.
The QTU conducts the third Workload, Wellbeing and Assertiveness Month (WWAM) this November.
Many teachers returning to full-time after periods of flexible or part-time work are provided with confusing information and are left with the perception that “they no longer have a full-time position”.
After months of campaigning, QTU pressure has finally persuaded Queensland’s universities to come to the negotiating table over pre-service teacher supervision.
The annual New Educator Network (NEN) training has been held in Brisbane.
Celebrate World Teachers' Day on 25 October with this pull-out poster.
The Department of Education’s teacher housing policy was published on 30 August, achieving a long-held aspiration of the Union and our State Accommodation Committee (SAC)
The standard and the security of teacher accommodation can have a huge impact upon how positive the experience of living and working in a remote community can be.
To mark the QTU's 130th anniversary, we meet another family who are Union through and through – this time, the Creedons.
The continued efforts of instrumental music teacher and instructor members are ensuring that their message is reaching an ever-wider audience – within the QTU and beyond.
Since its inception in term one, QuEST (Queensland Education Support and Training) has provided quality professional development across the state.
Student-free days / long service leave
Issues relating to speech by employees both in the discharge of their duties and in their non-work lives are currently featuring very much in public debate, in court cases and in proposed legislation.