Welcome to 2019! Here's a taste of what's coming up this year
The final State Council for 2018 considered a number of matters, including the endorsement of the EB9 claim in schools, the NAPLAN joint statement and the QTU’s position on IPS.
The QTU’s 2018 Education Leaders Conference, “United in Professionalism”, took place in term four, providing school leaders with a deeper understanding of current issues, as well as updating them on the latest developments at the state and national levels.
On 27 December, we farewelled QTU Life Member Nev Norrie, who died after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.
While debate rages on the role of neo-liberal economics and the “broken rules” of the current industrial relations system, teachers and principals in state schools and TAFE will have to engage with the current system in pursuit of improvements to wages and working conditions.
Late last year, the Queensland Government announced that former QTU Vice-President Samantha Pidgeon had been appointed to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).
Tired of being called upon to work in excess of award provisions, instrumental music teachers and instructors have voted in favour of a work-to-rule directive.
On Thursday 15 November, the federal parliament’s Standing Committee on Employment, Education, and Training adopted an inquiry into the status of the teaching profession.
A trial is underway of revised transfer and relocation processes that would end the privilege of IPS schools in crucial human resources processes
The Fair Funding Now! campaign is back in full swing, with the launch of the Back To School national van tour on 4 February.
The EB9 Log of Claims, which was developed following extensive consultation with members at both workplace, branch and area council levels, was endorsed by QTU State Council in Novembe. But what happens now?
Find out what the QTU will be negotiating for in the forthcoming EB9 negotiations you'll need your membership number and password to access this).
The QTU is insisting that the next EB includes a revised classification and salary structure for classified positions. Here QTU principal members explain what they do, the stresses involved and what they hope to see in the future.
2019 is going to be another significant year for QTU members, with enterprise bargaining negotiations in both schools and TAFE and a looming federal election. That is why encouraging your colleagues to join and be part of our collective strength is so important.
On 9 January 1895, our Union was born. During the subsequent 130 years, the impact of that single event has been felt, whether consciously or not, by everyone who has ever worked in public education in this state, even today.
Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) teachers at the Loganlea campus of TAFE Queensland Brisbane have voted to work to rule over their increasing workload.
“Respect, teamwork, trust, safety and sustainability” are some of the core concepts that a class of 14 Indigenous Certificate II in Engineering Pathways students say they’ve deeply valued throughout their CQUni TAFE learning journey.
In term four 2019, Central Queensland activist and Gandu Jarjum member Rachel Bos was appointed Recruitment Officer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Membership Growth. These are Rachel’s reflections on the project.
The QTU swept the board at the annual Queensland Council of Union NAIDOC awards.
This year's Peace Awards were on the theme of the UN Day of Peace: “The right to peace: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.
Local accommodation committees (LACs) are crucial to ensuring that that housing requests, maintenance and allocations can be dealt with locally with local knowledge. Yet many LACs are operating in name only.
On moving into a property, it is crucial that you and the agent complete an entry conditions report.
After a decade of campaigning, QTU pressure finally looks set to culminate in a departmental teacher housing policy.
As well as getting their lessons planned and getting to know their students, new teachers have a number of formal requirements to fulfil during their first year with the Department of Education.
Transfers / class sizes / playground duty / before-school supervision
SCHOOL leaders are usually quite willing to have construction works at their schools. But how far does their responsibility go?
Vintage Reds, an activist group of retired trade union members based in Brisbane, has been launched.