The establishment of highly accomplished teacher (HAT) and lead teacher (LT) as classifications within teachers’ career structure is the most significant change for 25 years.
At this meeting, resolutions regarding the NAPLAN Online ban, HAT and LT, EB9 Claim development and the schools funding agreement were carried. The vote pertaining to the schools funding agreement endorsed a proposed ballot for a 24 hour stoppage and workbans should the new schools funding agreement include elements unacceptable to the QTU.
The new Department of Education student dress code has finally been announced, enshrining students’ right to the same uniform options, including shorts and pants, regardless of their gender.
The QTU is revamping its communication systems, putting you firmly in control!
One thing about travel is that you often learn things that you didn’t know you didn’t know. Things that may deeply resonate both personally and professionally.
On 15 July, Annastacia Palaszczuk received the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s report into the the state’s termination of pregnancy laws.
Queensland’s high school teachers and school leaders have been undertaking professional development and planning to ensure a smooth transition into the new syllabuses and assessment approaches resulting from the senior assessment and tertiary entrance (SATE) reforms.
The QTU ban on NAPLAN Online remains in place.
The QTU and state government have reached an agreement on the remuneration of HAT and LT which will establish salaries among the highest in the country.
In the lead up to the recent Longman by-election, QTU members across the Sunshine Coast and Metro North regions launched their local Fair Funding Now! campaign.
Every three years the Union negotiates changes to members' working conditions and salaries, and in doing so, highlights the value of our profession.
At the heart of the ongoing Promotional Positions Classification Review is the need to recognise the huge changes and burgeoning complexity the roles of school leaders have undergone in the quarter of a century since they were last evaluated, and to ensure that they are fairly remunerated for the value their work provides.
Currently Queensland teachers who supervise preservice teachers are paid less than those in any other Australian jurisdiction.
Here is another snapshot of two of our hard working Area Councils, this time North Queensland and the newly formed Metropolitan South Area Council.
Following a very successful revival of the North Queensland Union Representatives’ conference in Townsville in 2017, this year’s event was every bit as successful, judging from the feedback of the participants.
Celebrate World Teachers' Day on October with this pull-out poster.
For well over two years, the QTU has been seeking a firm teacher housing policy and significantly updated procedures document.
Each year, QTU members either receive a required transfer that they do not want to accept or have not received a transfer to a requested geographic area and/or region. For both categories, there are appeal processes.
The triennial Congress of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) was held in Brisbane in July.
In the lead up to the next federal election, a report into the structure and funding of post-compulsory education has been released under the imprimatur of the global consultancy firm KPMG.
What is workplace health and safety and what should it look like in our workplaces?
Sometimes it feels like everyone knows what you should have done to prevent something bad from happening after the event, and you can’t help but think “if only they’d said something before”.
Bus duty / parent-teacher interviews