One commitment of the re-elected Palaszczuk government in this term is a “review of teacher workloads to address excessive and unproductive work of teachers”.
In early February, QTU Vice-President Sam Pidgeon was a part of the Australian Education Union delegation to the third Education International Women’s Conference, in Marrakech, Morocco.
QTU President Kevin Bates is to join a government taskforce looking at how to tackle bullying and cyber-bullying.
The QTU has had a win for members over the payment of higher duties allowances during annual leave.
The school day is finite and forcing schools to take on more programs on social and community issues will mean less time for core curriculum
We may still be in term one, but the 2018 transfer process is already underway.
There is no doubt that the action being taken by QTU members has fuelled interest in NAPLAN testing and has led to a focus on the need for a review.
The QTU is banning NAPLAN Online. Here you can find the answers to some of the common questions raised about the Union’s position.
Greg Thompson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, QUT School of Teacher Education and Leadership, backs the QTU's call for a full review of NAPLAN.
A 16-strong QTU delegation of rank and file members and officers attended this year’s Australian Education Union (AEU) Federal Conference at the AEU Vic Branch headquarters in Abbotsford, Melbourne.
The Promotional Positions Classification Review (PPCR) is on schedule to produce a report by 31 December this year.
After negotiating throughout 2017, the QTU has succeeded in securing a more streamlined application process for experienced senior teacher.
The pilot of highly accomplished teachers (HAT) and lead teachers (LT) continues in Far North and North Coast.
A key achievement of the 2016 enterprise bargaining agreement was the formalising of the commitment to a review of the Remote Area Incentives Scheme (RAIS).
The QTU has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport inquiry into the operation, regulation and funding of air services in rural and remote communities.
TAFE members secure relief from workload
While 2017 saw significant positive outcomes for education and training, there is still more that is needed.
While the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be a chance for celebration throughout Queensland, on the Gold Coast the games will have a major impact on local schools, teachers and school leaders, students, and parents.
Have you ever caught yourself during a frantic day and noticed that your shoulders have crept up around your ears and your breathing has become, at best, a shallow pant?
Your QTU will be joining with other unions in statewide events across the Labour Day long weekend (5-7 May).
In the current environment, it is vital to be sensitive to teachers’ obligations in relation to the huge issue of child protection and professional boundaries.
Experienced senior teacher eligibility / playground duty