On 1 June, the QTU will lodge an application for a ballot to undertake protected industrial action as part of the enterprise bargaining campaign.
Queensland’s State Budget will be announced on Tuesday, 14 June.
Teachers are reporting bigger workloads than ever and schools are finding it harder to retain staff, the Australian Education Union’s 2016 State of Our Schools survey has found.
The battle lines for the 2016 federal election had been drawn long before the Prime Minister called the election for 2 July, and education is a headline issue.
The Department of Education and Training (DET) has tabled its list of issues for negotiation, marking the formal beginning of EB8 bargaining.
The department delays TAFE award modernisation and the commencement of EB negotiations.
The QTU is not affiliated with any political party and that’s why, from time to time, colleagues question me about why our Union would take a campaigning position on a range of political and industrial issues.
It has become increasingly apparent that rural schools are being disadvantaged by school bus schedules that do not meet the needs of schools and students.
Some school leaders shy away from Union activism in the mistaken belief that it could impact adversely on their career. In fact, the opposite is true.
With the first double dissolution election in almost 30 years almost upon us, it is time to take stock of the best chance the Gonski schools funding model has of being delivered.
The Coalition government’s document “Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes” confirmed that it remains wedded to the “deficit education myth” that puts control of schools, teachers and principals ahead of resources and support.
The 2016 Federal Budge offered little to suggest that a future Coalition government would be any more pro-public education than the current one.
Over the past year, the QTU has been at the forefront of the trade union campaign to end mandatory detention.
Three current or former QTU members are standing in the 2016 federal election.
Going into the 2016 federal election, the QTU has expressed clear policy outcomes it is fighting to achieve for TAFE and VET.
The Abbott/Turnbull government has overseen a range of attacks on workers’ rights.
Temporary teachers frequently benefit from QTU EB campaigns, and EB8 is set to be not different.
Applications for transfer are now open for your consideration. What is holding you back from the time of your life?
A campaign to find Australia’s best school libraries has confirmed that great libraries need qualified teacher-librarians.
The inaugural South Sunshine Coast New Educators and Mentoring Beginning Teacher (MBT) Coordinators Cluster meeting held at Narangba Valley State High School.
LCCs / excursions and camps
A Queensland teacher has had her WorkCover claim confirmed as valid - and a timely consultation with her doctor was a key factor in the decision.